Johns Hopkins University
Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization
Johns Hopkins University

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

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Aruna Chandran, MD, MPH
Keri Althoff, PhD, MPH
Justin Lessler, PhD, MS

Instructors: Aruna Chandran, MD, MPH

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What you'll learn

  • Become familiar with the epidemiologic toolset

  • Measure the health of populations

  • Collect and analyze public health surveillance data

  • Investigate disease outbreaks and epidemics

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1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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Specialization - 5 course series

Essential Epidemiologic Tools for Public Health Practice

Course 14 hours4.7 (2,897 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Be conversant in public health history, services, governance, and workforce.

  • Perform numeric estimates to assess public health problems and evaluate the burden of a condition in a population

  • Use data visualization as an epidemiological tool to describe risk factors

  • Apply basic mapping skills and a tool for epidemiologic descion-making

Skills you'll gain

Category: Data Collection
Category: Epidemiology
Category: surveillance
Category: Disease Surveillance

Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice

Course 26 hours4.7 (1,173 ratings)

What you'll learn

Skills you'll gain

Category: Data Collection
Category: Data Analysis
Category: Epidemiology
Category: Disease Surveillance

Surveillance Systems: The Building Blocks

Course 35 hours4.7 (461 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the role of surveillance within the broader fields of epidemiology and public health

  • Assign objectives to define surveillance cases

  • Use public health surveillance reporting systems

  • Compare and contrast surveillance systems using system attributes

Skills you'll gain

Category: Statistics
Category: Epidemiology
Category: Outbreak investigation
Category: Public Health

What you'll learn

  • Analyze and interpret epidemiologic surveillance data

  • Present surveillance data in compliance with legal reporting requirements

  • Apply epidmiologic surveillance principles to non-communicable chronic diseases

  • Differentiate among indicator-based, event-based, and event-related surveillance systems

Skills you'll gain

Category: Estimation
Category: Geographic Information System (GIS)
Category: Statistical Methods
Category: visualization

Outbreaks and Epidemics

Course 55 hours4.8 (710 ratings)

What you'll 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

Instructors

Aruna Chandran, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course52,519 learners
Keri Althoff, PhD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course32,344 learners

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