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.
How Do We Identify and Measure Outbreaks Like COVID-19?
How Do We Investigate and Control Outbreaks?
Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD, MS, MPH, Justin Lessler, PhD, MS and Emily Gurley, PhD, MPH
This is a nice summary on immediately-applicable epidemiologic concepts to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course draws from material found in related full courses offered by the institution, which I have taken beforehand - this is hence a great refresher course. As this is my first "Teach-Out," I realized only after finishing this course that such courses do not offer certificate of completion.
I've already taken two other classes and received certificates about the Corona Virus. With that being said this class was not only a great refresher but also a great update. I reviewed many things from the two previous classes but also learn a great deal from this class.
Tatsiana Makhlayeva completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course gives background for understanding strategies used to prevent spread of the disease. It uses simple math for proving the effect of some measures, also provides data on infectious diseases in history. For people wanting to get into the topic a bit deeper there are additional resources and optional exercises based on different diseases numbers. It is a well-made short course good also for general public, it helps in making informed decisions through the course of current pandemic of COVID-19
Abubakar Muhammad G
Abubakar Muhammad G is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I have learned a lot about covid 19 because the support of the facilitators for the event class is so interesting, I can be able to teach others about this pandemic, my best regards to those contribute in organizing and deliver it free to us, as a health worker my major concern is to prevent our people to avoid contact with the deadly deseases.
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