Introduction to Epidemiology for Global Health

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Overview

Are you interested in understanding distribution of disease and what factors affect risk of disease? This course gives an in-depth orientation to the field of epidemiology research in a global health context. You’ll get an understanding of how epidemiologic methods are used to understand the distribution of disease within populations and what factors affect the risk of disease. Learn about important epidemiologic concepts, including how to describe disease risk, common study designs, bias and confounding, and the importance of appropriate measurement in epidemiologic research. 

Format

This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and three assignments.

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion. 

The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.

Eligibility

To be admitted to the course you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree (or equivalent) and experience in a health-related field. Proficiency in algebra is required.

Fees

You can enroll in this course as part of a registered site group or you can apply as an independent participant.  If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards the cost.  If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application.  Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.

ParticipantsEmailed Certificate (PDF)Shipped Certificate 
LMIC Site Groups (5-40 people)$1500 USD$1500 USD
OECD Site Groups (5-40 people)$199/person in group$199/person (certs. shipped to site coordinator)
Independent (LMIC)$199$299
Independent (OECD)$299$399

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Payments may be made by wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.