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Intermediate Level

A background in health sciences or/and quantitative methods would be useful, but not essential.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Skills you will gain

Randomized Controlled TrialCase-Control StudyStudy designsCohort
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Intermediate Level

A background in health sciences or/and quantitative methods would be useful, but not essential.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Imperial College London

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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Study Designs: Ecological and Cross-Sectional Studies

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 15 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Epidemiological Studies4m
Ecological Studies4m
Cross-sectional Studies3m
7 readings
About Imperial College & the team5m
How to be successful in this course5m
Grading policy5m
Glossary & Additional readings 20m
Case-reports and Case-series5m
Primary and Secondary Data10m
Quiz Instructions2m
1 practice exercise
Ecological and Cross-sectional Studies30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Case Control Studies

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Measures of Association in Case-control Studies6m
Calculating Odds Ratios4m
3 readings
Selecting Controls in Case-control Studies10m
Recap: Case-control Studies10m
Quiz Instructions2m
1 practice exercise
Case-control Studies30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Cohort Studies and Nested Studies

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Measures of Association in Cohort Studies4m
Calculating Relative Risks3m
Nested Case-control Study4m
Case-cohort Study Design3m
5 readings
Recap: Cohort Studies10m
Strengths and Weaknesses of Cohort and Case-control Studies15m
Quiz Instructions2m
Strengths and Weaknesses of Nested Case-control and Case-cohort Studies10m
Quiz Instructions2m
2 practice exercises
Cohort Studies20m
Nested Case-control and Case-cohort Studies20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Randomised Controlled Trials

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
The Randomisation Process6m
Blinding in Randomised Controlled Trials5m
Course Summary1m
4 readings
Strengths and Weaknesses of Randomised Controlled Trials10m
Quiz Instructions2m
Overview of Study Designs10m
Quiz Instructions2m
2 practice exercises
Randomised Controlled Trials20m
Comparing Study Designs20m

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