- Causal Inference
- Clinical Study Design
- Randomized Controlled Trial
- Case-Control Study
- Study designs
Epidemiology for Public Health Specialization
Design and Critique Epidemiological Research. Develop skills that will allow you to conduct and critically assess research in epidemiology
What you will learn
Calculate and interpret appropriate measures in order to describe disease frequency, association and attributable risk for given scenarios.
Calculate sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, in order to interpret these values in the context of screening.
Compare and contrast different epidemiological study designs in order to describe their strengths and weaknesses.
Identify different types of biases that may occur in epidemiological studies, in order to apply strategies to reduce such biases.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Through the assignments of this specialisation you will use the skills you have learned to calculate appropriate measures of frequency and association in a variety of study types. You will also practise identifying bias and confounding in epidemiological research and taking the necessary steps to control for them. By doing that, you will be able to decide which study findings should be trusted and correctly interpret their real life applications.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
Measuring Disease in Epidemiology
Study Designs in Epidemiology
Validity and Bias in Epidemiology
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