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Beginner Level

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

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Calculate and interpret appropriate measures in order to describe disease frequency, association and attributable risk for given scenarios.

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    Calculate sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, in order to interpret these values in the context of screening.

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    Compare and contrast different epidemiological study designs in order to describe their strengths and weaknesses.

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    Identify different types of biases that may occur in epidemiological studies, in order to apply strategies to reduce such biases.

Skills you will gain

associationScreeningCausal InferenceClinical Study DesignBias
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Medical Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Data Scientists

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

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

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Measuring Disease in Epidemiology

4.6
60 ratings
17 reviews
Course2

Study Designs in Epidemiology

4.8
45 ratings
10 reviews
Course3

Validity and Bias in Epidemiology

4.7
27 ratings
6 reviews

Instructor

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Filippos Filippidis

Lecturer in Public Health
School of Public Health

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization 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.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology....

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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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • 3/4 hours a week for 3 to 4 months

  • No prior epidemiological knowledge is required, but you will be expected to perform simple mathematical calculations.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order in which they are displayed on the main page of the Specialization

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