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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction

In the first module, we will differentiate professional epidemiology from etiologic epidemiology. This difference is important as it will help you to understand that the breadth of epidemiology goes beyond the public health practice setting. We will also introduce the essential concepts of public health services, functions, and competencies. From this module, you should have a more clear understanding of the role of an epidemiologist in public health practice....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Professional/Applied vs. Etiologic/Academic Epidemiology8m
Public Health Services, Functions & Competencies5m
The Role of Professional Epidemiology in Public Health Practice5m
Summary1m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 1 Personal Learning Goals2m
Introduction10m
Module 1 Learning Objectives and Personal Learning Goals10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Methodology

In this module, we will introduce the problem solving methodology. This methodology is a powerful tool that can useful when identifying a public health problem, building the case that there truly is a problem, suggesting interventions, and suggestions ways to evaluate the interventions and disseminate the findings of the evaluation....
Reading
10 videos (Total 56 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction to Methodology4m
Problem Definition Part 112m
Problem Definition Part 24m
Magnitude of the Problem3m
Conceptual Framework10m
Action Plan8m
Actions and Evaluations6m
Communication3m
Summary1m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 2 Personal Learning Goals2m
Methodology14m
Module 2 Learning Objectives and Personal Learning Goals6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Routine and Public Health Information Systems

In this module, we dive deeper into what lies at the heart of epidemiology: data! More specifically, we will look at routine and public health data systems. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 55 min), 3 quizzes
Video9 videos
Data For Public Health Practice12m
Medical Record Systems3m
Administrative Record Systems3m
Assessing the Quality of Mortality Statistics in the Americas12m
Public Health information Systems: Population-based Surveys11m
Public Health Information Systems: Registries3m
Public Health Information Systems: Surveillance Systems1m
Common Problems of Routine and Public Health Information Systems4m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 3 Personal Learning Goals2m
Routine and Public Health Information Systems20m
Module 3 Learning Objectives and Personal Learning Goals10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Measures of Disease Burden

In this module we will use data from routine and public health information systems to measure the burden of disease in the population. We will calculate crude mortality rates, and then apply direct and indirect age standardization methods. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Measures of Disease Burden5m
Direct Age Adjustment14m
Indirect Age Adjustment8m
Years of Potential Life Lost5m
Life Expectancy4m
Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY)4m
Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)5m
Reading1 reading
Direct Age Adjustment Exercise Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 4 Personal Learning Goals2m
Measures of Disease Burden20m
Module 4 Learning Objectives and Personal Learning Goals8m
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By MWSep 13th 2017

Great course! I learned a lot about epidemiology in public health practice. The examples and exercises were really helpful in understanding how to apply what you learn.

By JQJan 19th 2018

Thanks for putting forth the effort to present this course. I learned quite a lot I had no idea that I didn't previously know. Thanks so much. Dr John Quincy

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Keri Althoff

Associate Professor
Epidemiology

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