Epidemiology in Public Health Practice 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

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Outbreaks and Epidemics (Coursera)

Sep 20th 2021
Outbreaks and Epidemics (Coursera)
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Professional epidemiologists are often called on to investigate outbreaks and epidemics. This course serves as an introduction to the essentials of investigation, identifying pathogens, figuring out what's going on, reporting, and responding. You'll learn how to ask precise epidemiologic questions and apply epidemiologic tools to uncover the answers. [...]
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Surveillance Systems: Analysis, Dissemination, and Special Systems (Coursera)

Sep 20th 2021
Surveillance Systems: Analysis, Dissemination, and Special Systems (Coursera)
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In this course, we'll build on the previous lessons in this specialization to focus on some very specific skills related to public health surveillance. We'll learn how to get the most out of surveillance data analysis, focusing specifically on interpreting time trend data to detect temporal aberrations as well [...]
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Surveillance Systems: The Building Blocks (Coursera)

Sep 20th 2021
Surveillance Systems: The Building Blocks (Coursera)
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Epidemiology is often described as the cornerstone science and public health and public health surveillance is a cornerstone of epidemiology. This course will help you build your technical awareness and skills for working with a variety of surveillance systems. Along the way, we'll focus on system objectives, data reporting, [...]
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Essential Epidemiologic Tools for Public Health Practice (Coursera)

In order to make a difference in the health and well-being of a population, we must understand the burden of all problems and conditions that affect the population, as well as how well our efforts to mitigate these problems are actually working. This course provides you with some essential [...]
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Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice (Coursera)

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 [...]
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