Professional epidemiologists are often called on to investigate outbreaks and epidemics. This course serves as an introduction to the essentials of investigation, identifying pathogens, figuring out what's going on, reporting, and responding. You'll learn how to ask precise epidemiologic questions and apply epidemiologic tools to uncover the answers. You'll also learn about basic epidemic dynamics and the terrible law that cause them to grow, as well as the reasons why they recede and eventually go away. The course concludes with deep dives into some real outbreaks from Ebola, in West Africa, to the opioid epidemic in the United States.
This course is part of the Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization
About this Course
What you will 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
Skills you will gain
- Public Health
- Outbreak investigation
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Identifying and Investigating Outbreaks: The Basics
Weighing Evidence and Identifying Causes
The Terrible Law: Basic Epidemic Dynamics
Case Studies in Outbreaks and Epidemics: From Ebola to Overdose
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TOP REVIEWS FROM OUTBREAKS AND EPIDEMICS
The course is very enlightened and I would love it the more if answers to the exercises were provided. I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you
Was a very Enlightening and Understandable course. But i wish that there were more basic incorporated and explained. Overall a very good course.
Great content with applied epidemic studies in Epidemiology. Learnt the ins and outs of crucial reproductive numbers (Ro) on this COVID-19 pandemic and how Ebola spread in West Africa.
A very interesting and useful course!
I wish that there were "official" answers to the exercises, but I thought everything else was great!
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