Introduction to Epidemiology for Global Health

Course dates:
Jan 13, 2020 to Apr 06, 2020


Course hours:
10 weeks, 6-9 hours per week

Site Coordinators will be invited to register a site group from October 16-November 7, 2018

Prospective site participants and individual participants are invite to apply between November 9th and December 3, 2018.


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. 


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 local site.

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


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.



Mailed Certificate*Digital Certificate*
Group Sites (up to 40 participants) only available for non-OCED country sites$1500$1500

 * More information about course certificates

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