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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

StatisticsEpidemiologyPublic HealthOutbreak investigation
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Identifying and Investigating Outbreaks: The Basics

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Step 0: What Is an Outbreak?5m
Step 1: Identify Cases5m
Step 2: Describe the Outbreak by Person, Place, and Time6m
Step 3: Identify and Characterize the Cause6m
Step 4: Risk Factor Study in a Defined Population4m
Step 4: Risk Factor Study in an Open Population5m
Step 5: Intervene and Report4m
1 reading
Course Projects10m
1 practice exercise
Identifying and Investigating Outbreaks30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Weighing Evidence and Identifying Causes

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 47 min)
6 videos
General Questions to Precise Hypotheses8m
Identifying Comparison Groups9m
Basic Measures of Association 1, Risk Difference6m
Basic Measures of Association 2, Relative Risk6m
Understanding Basic Statistical Tests15m
1 practice exercise
Weighing Evidence and Identifying Causes30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Terrible Law: Basic Epidemic Dynamics

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Measures of Transmissibility: Attack Rates10m
Measures of Transmissibility: Reproductive Numbers6m
Natural History10m
Implications for Control11m
Summary of The Terrible Law: Basic Epidemic Dynamics1m
1 reading
Further Reading10m
1 practice exercise
The Terrible Law: Basic Epidemic Dynamics30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Case Studies in Outbreaks and Epidemics: From Ebola to Overdose

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 42 min)
4 videos
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in the United States13m
Ebola in West Africa18m
Opioids in West Virginia9m
1 practice exercise
Case Studies in Outbreaks and Epidemics: from Ebola to opioids30m

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