About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in the field of public health at the local, regional, and national level. Over five courses taught by faculty from the preeminent school of public health, you'll learn to use the core epidemiologic toolset to measure the health of populations, assess interventions, collect and analyze data, and investigate outbreaks and epidemics.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
38%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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. 5 months to complete

Suggested 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Essential Epidemiologic Tools for Public Health Practice

4.7
stars
1,106 ratings
289 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice

4.7
stars
671 ratings
151 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Surveillance Systems: The Building Blocks

4.7
stars
133 ratings
20 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Surveillance Systems: Analysis, Dissemination, and Special Systems

4.7
stars
112 ratings
18 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 courses build on one another, so taking them in sequence is recommended but not required.

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  • Most learners should be able to complete within 4-5 months.

  • This is a beginner course. Some public health background is helpful, but not required.

  • You will be able to use the basic epidemiologic toolset, measure the health of populations, collect and analyze data, and participate in outbreak investigations.

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