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Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Johns Hopkins University

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About this Course

Epidemiology is often described as the cornerstone science in public health. Epidemiology in public health practice uses study design and analyses to identify causes in an outbreak situation, guides interventions to improve population health, and evaluates programs and policies. In this course, we'll define the role of the professional epidemiologist as it relates to public health services, functions, and competencies. With that foundation in mind, we'll introduce you to the problem solving methodology and demonstrate how it can be used in a wide variety of settings to identify problems, propose solutions, and evaluate interventions. This methodology depends on the use of reliable data, so we'll take a deep dive into the routine and public health data systems that lie at the heart of epidemiology and then conclude with how you can use that data to calculate measures of disease burden in populations....

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Feb 25, 2019

This was an excellent short course providing valuable resources and practice components to become more familiar with the calculations\n\nI would definitely recommend this course. Thank you


Sep 13, 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.

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By Ahmed Aboelyazied Taha Aamer

Apr 09, 2019

thank you for all things i learnt all things about Epidemiology.

By Bianka Bonilla Cognich

Mar 30, 2019

Nice Course, thank you!

By Asmaa Musa

Mar 25, 2019

great course very informative and I really enjoyed the course .

By Julia Scott

Mar 20, 2019

This course helped me to understand the complexity of the role of the epidemiologist in society and specifically public health.

By Eseosa Favour Iyagbaye

Mar 19, 2019

This was a very easy-to-follow lesson on epidemiology in public health. The illustrations and exercises were useful for better understanding. I am glad I took this course as it has laid a good foundation for my career goals.

By Marvellous Osabuohien Erhonmosele

Mar 14, 2019



Mar 13, 2019

good very informative system

By Theresa Sanders

Mar 05, 2019

Great review or introduction to epidemiology in practice. Thanks so much!

By Esraa Ezat Elsaid Mohamed

Mar 01, 2019

it was a great experience, i gained a lot of information and techniques in epidemiology

By Marina Banuet Martínez

Feb 27, 2019

Me encantó, es un buen curso introductorio a la salud pública. Te permite comprender los conceptos básicos con excelentes ejemplos. Es muy rápido pero te brinda material por si quieres profundizar.