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IPH-EPI1: Epidemiology I

In this core knowledge course, students will learn and apply fundamental concepts of epidemiology to multiple domains of public health.

This course relies on a combination of major textbooks and video tutorials to teach how to practice epidemiology to better understand, characterize, and promote health at a population level.

  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
  • Certificate: Yes
The instructor or faculty coordinator may direct the student to enroll in one or more Coursera courses, either as a preliminary task or concurrently with the EUCLID course. These relevant or recommended courses are:

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues
  2. Describe an international public health problem in terms of person, place, and time
  3. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology
  4. Explain concepts and considerations association with study design
  5. Calculate basic epidemiology measures
  6. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports
  7. Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data
  8. Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
  • Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction (Saracci)
  • Basic Epidemiology (World Health Organization)
  • Epidemiology (Main Textbook) (Gordis)

Course Instructor:

This is course is supervised by a primary instructor/faculty member and may also be served by a backup instructor.

The International Faculty Coordinator will confirm the assignment. Do not contact any instructor prior to LMS enrollment with faculty assignment confirmed.