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Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Public Health
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.

Taught by

Karin Yeatts and Lorraine Alexander

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4.3 Based on 12 reviews

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Lindsey J
5.0 3 years ago
by Lindsey completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It was a good introduction to the material. The emphasis is on introduction and is not an indepth course. The lectures weren't all that peppy and can be kind of boring, but it is well paced. The quizzes were tricky starting in the second week, so it pays to pay attention to the lectures, read the recommended reading, and take a few notes while you are at it. If you are interested in casually in the subject, then I would recommend not taking the quizzes. There may be less intense courses out there geared toward the public. This is geared toward students in the sciences. It's best for college level or higher student.
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Mimi M
4.0 3 years ago
by Mimi completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Nicely paced course. The lectures had many examples and interesting slides. Quizzes for the modules were far. A great introduction to Epidemiology- Basic Science of Public Health. I am ready for more!
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Angela G
5.0 4 weeks ago
by Angela completed this course, spending 20 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Love this course. I just wish it would come with a free certificate. THANK YOU SO much for your time and consideration.
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Abdirahmaan J
5.0 2 months ago
by Abdirahmaan completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Am very interested and would like to see public health concerns And take Time with them to get knowledge thanks for all
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Alejandro V
4.0 3 years ago
by Alejandro completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
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