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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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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.


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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Feb 12, 2019


By Manvendra Singh Rathore

Feb 11, 2019

Excellent Course for those who wants to work in Public Health

By Ankita Jain

Feb 04, 2019

simple and understandable

By Inegbedion Lillian Olere

Jan 25, 2019

great course with a fantastic instructor


Jan 24, 2019

Learning Epidemiology was fun with this course. Great examples relevant to all.

By Víctor Manuel González Romera

Jan 11, 2019

It is a great course. This course provides a good introduction about epidemiology in public health.


Jan 07, 2019

I really learned a lot about how epidemiology is used in public health practice. I totally recommend it.

By alejandro irastorza

Dec 14, 2018


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.