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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....

Top reviews

By MW

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.

By JQ

Jan 19, 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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By Muhire Ivan

Nov 30, 2018

Excellent materials and great learning

By Carla Cortés

Nov 28, 2018

It was nice to learn more about epidemiology and how to apply it in public health. Thank your for the learning and each activity. It was really nice.

By saad

Nov 23, 2018

It was a perfect Course by Keri Althoff Thank you so much For the learning

By Tamara James

Nov 10, 2018

This course was a terrific overview of epidemiology in public health- and public health in general! Highly recommend.

By Weichuan Dong

Oct 12, 2018

It is a great course!

By Lisa Morrison Thuler

Sep 16, 2018

An excellent introductory course for epidemiology. It gave me a lot of understanding of the challenges as well as the practical aspects of what is needed to assess public health challenges in order for me to apply them for a rare disease called Mastocytosis & Mast Cell Diseases. I am exceedingly pleased with what I have learned and I am now considering going further in depth into this area of study. Thank you for an enlightening course!

By prashant singh

Sep 11, 2018

good course

By Laja-Deile Akintunde

Sep 03, 2018

IT WAS AWESOME.

By Dr Priyanka Sharma

Aug 20, 2018

This is a wonderful course given me a great insight for practical application of tools of epidemiology.

By Uchenna Obieyisi

Jul 30, 2018

Great course, if you are Pub health aspirant or worker