Introduction to Epidemiology for Global Health provides an in-depth orientation to the field of epidemiology for those seeking to conduct research or work on research studies in a global health context. The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of how epidemiologic methods are used to understand the distribution of disease within populations and what factors affect the risk of disease. Through this course, participants will become familiar with the concepts and terminology used to describe disease risk, the common study designs used in epidemiology, the concepts of bias and confounding, and the importance of appropriate measurement in epidemiologic research.
University of Washington academic credit is not available to students enrolled online. Participants who meet course expectations will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Washington.