Johns Hopkins University

Outbreaks and Epidemics

This course is part of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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No prior experience required
5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Apply methods to weigh evidence and calculate measures

  • Discuss outbreaks and the key epidemiologic tools used during investigation

  • Apply basic epidemic dynamics to the analysis of outbreaks

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4 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

(706 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module we're going to be talking about outbreaks. All the way through identifying the pathogens and figuring out what's going on to reporting and responding to the outbreak. In doing so we're going to learn several important epidemiological concepts.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz

In this module, we'll be learning about how to ask precise epidemiologic questions and how to investigate these using important tools.

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6 videos1 quiz

In this module, we'll be talking about basic epidemic dynamics and the terrible law that causes epidemics to grow, and the reasons why epidemics recede and eventually go away

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

In this module, we're going to take a deep dive in some outbreaks from Ebola, in West Africa, to the opioid epidemic in the United States.

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4 videos1 quiz

Instructor

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4.7 (170 ratings)
Justin Lessler, PhD, MS
Johns Hopkins University
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