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About the Course

Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological studies and the impact of their findings every single day. You have probably heard that obesity is increasing in high income countries or that malaria is killing millions of people in low income countries. It is common knowledge that smoking causes cancer and that physical activity is protective against heart disease. These facts may seem obvious today, but it took decades of epidemiological research to produce the necessary evidence. In this course, you will learn the fundamental tools of epidemiology which are essential to conduct such studies, starting with the measures used to describe the frequency of a disease or health-related condition. You will also learn how to quantify the strength of an association and discuss the distinction between association and causation. In the second half of the course, you will use this knowledge to describe different strategies for prevention, identify strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tests and consider when a screening programme is appropriate....

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This was a phenomenal learning experience, the hands-on approach made it feel always relevant, the instructor was brilliant and the materials were always suited to my learning expectations.


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Excellent course with a good conceptual understanding of basic concepts of epidemiology and clinical research. Highly recommended for Health-care professionals.

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By Daniele N M

Aug 13, 2020

It is interesting, but I don't have time to continue this course.

By Patrícia P

Apr 27, 2020

This is a very good course to revise some epidemiology concepts.

By Jairo F G

Jan 8, 2023

its a good oportunity to see again the measures in epidemiology

By osama m s

Apr 3, 2021

a great course regarding the basic concepts in epidemiology

By Ioannis K

Mar 20, 2021

Excellent ! Many thanks to Dr Philippidis. Great professor

By Simon E J

Aug 12, 2020

Excelente. Mucha información valiosa y muy bien explicada.

By Humprey M A

Jun 28, 2020

Very informative and useful in the field of epidemiology

By Nikolai E B

Mar 10, 2024

Great refresher on epidemiology terms and calculations!

By Raymond L

Dec 7, 2020

High yield. And provides the key knowledge and skills.

By Himani D P

May 14, 2021

The Course material was crisp and extremely relevant

By Aira S H V

Nov 2, 2020

Awesome lecture and explanation. Loved the quizzes

By Mendu . v

Feb 19, 2020

this course is useful for public health students

By Chen W C

Nov 26, 2019

Clear demonstration of epidemiological concepts.

By Juana C

Jan 5, 2023

Las explicaciones de cada tema fueron my claras

By Vyshiali S

Jun 14, 2020

More efforts has been taken by the professors


Aug 9, 2019

It was great experience to pursue this course

By Hassan I

Apr 23, 2023

thank you, very much for this scholarshipsch

By Eleanor R

Nov 15, 2022

extremely informative, challenging and fun!

By Berta A d P M C

Jan 28, 2020

Excelente. Muy comprensible y entretenido.

By adil e

Nov 28, 2021

thank you teacher for this amazing course

By Irene F D

Nov 19, 2020

So challenging! Definitely learned alot!!

By Tanvir A

Dec 22, 2020


By Maria B

Oct 3, 2019

Very interesting and helpful course.

By Krishan S

Apr 19, 2022

One of the best courses on Coursera

By Cora T Y

May 11, 2020

Excellent material and explanation