These courses might interest people who want to learn more about epidemiology.
About this Course
This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.
The COVID-19 epidemic has made many people want to understand the science behind pressing questions like: “How many people have been infected?” “How do we measure who is infected?” “How infectious is the virus?” “What can we do?” Epidemiology has the tools to tell us how to collect and analyze the right data to answer these questions. In addition to a basic understanding of these essential tools, this Teach-Out provides a way for you to learn and connect with one another while continuing to practice the social distancing measures that will help keep us safe. We also hope to provide you with some tangible calls to action that will help you affect positive change for yourself, your community, and our society.
This Professional Epidemiology specialization isn’t free, but you can audit the classes for free by clicking on the individual course links and choosing “audit”:
- Essential Epidemiology Tools for Public Health Practice
- Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice
- Epidemiology Surveillance Systems: The Building Blocks
- Surveillance Systems: Analysis, Dissemination, and Special Systems
- Outbreaks and Epidemics
About this Specialization
This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in the field of public health at the local, regional, and national level. Over five courses taught by faculty from the preeminent school of public health, you’ll learn to use the core epidemiologic toolset to measure the health of populations, assess interventions, collect and analyze data, and investigate outbreaks and epidemics.
What you will learn
- Become familiar with the epidemiologic toolset
- Measure the health of populations
- Collect and analyze public health surveillance data
Investigate disease outbreaks and epidemics