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Imperial College London

Epidemiology for Public Health

Imperial College London via Coursera Specialization


Thousands of new epidemiological studies are conducted every year and their results can have a profound impact on how we live our lives. Decisions regarding the food you eat, how much you exercise, where you live and what treatment you will follow if you get sick are made based on data from such studies. This specialization aims to equip you with the skills that will allow you to correctly interpret epidemiological research, consider its limitations, and design your own studies. The first course of the specialisation, Measuring Disease in Epidemiology, looks into the main measures used in epidemiology and how these can inform decisions around public health policy, screening and prevention. The second course, Study Designs in Epidemiology, provides an overview of the most common study designs, their strengths and limitations. The third course, Validity and Bias in Epidemiology, builds on the fundamental concepts taught in the previous courses to discuss bias and confounding and how they might affect study results. It also provides the essential skills to prevent and control bias and confounding and critically think about causality. At the end of this specialization you will have gained the essential skills to design and critique epidemiological research and you will be able to pursue more advanced courses in epidemiology. Although this specialization is part of the GMPH programme, it can be taken independently of the GMPH.


Course 1: Measuring Disease in Epidemiology
- Offered by Imperial College London. Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Study Designs in Epidemiology
- Offered by Imperial College London. Choosing an appropriate study design is a critical decision that can largely determine whether your ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Validity and Bias in Epidemiology
- Offered by Imperial College London. Epidemiological studies can provide valuable insights about the frequency of a disease, its potential ... Enroll for free.


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Filippos Filippidis


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  • This Coursera Specialization is well-made and delivers in making difficult epidemiology concepts more understandable even among undergraduates. The quizzes are also engaging and non-repetitive at a certain point. This is highly recommended for graduate students of and technical workers in public health.
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    Alexandra Lourenço
    I don't think the third course is that useful, but the material is well explained in all courses, and the quizzes make sense and offer good explanations if you get the answers wrong.

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