About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for public health and healthcare professionals, researchers, data analysts, social workers, and others who need a comprehensive concepts-centric biostatistics primer. Those who complete the specialization will be able to read and respond to the scientific literature, including the Methods and Results sections, in public health, medicine, biological science, and related fields. Successful learners will also be prepared to participate as part of a research team.
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Beginner Level
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English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Summary Statistics in Public Health

4.8
stars
686 ratings
185 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Hypothesis Testing in Public Health

4.8
stars
267 ratings
61 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Simple Regression Analysis in Public Health

4.7
stars
149 ratings
24 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Multiple Regression Analysis in Public Health

4.7
stars
113 ratings
27 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The specialization is structured as four 4-week courses, so it can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. However, you should plan a pace that suits your particular circumstances. None of the assignments require peer evaluation, so you can work at your own pace.

  • Mathematical ability up through and including basic algebra, including logarithms and the equation of a line

  • We strongly recommend taking the course in the order in which they are presented. The courses build on one another.

  • Johns Hopkins University does not award academic credit for completion of this specialization or any of its Coursera offerings.

  • Learners who complete the specialization will be able to perform statistical calculations and interpret data to support research in the field of public health.

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