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Epidemiology: An introduction

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Epidemiology: An introduction

Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this evidence comes from epidemiology: the study of how and why diseases occur. Epidemiology is a bit like a game of detection. It involves identifying diseases, finding out which groups of people are at risk, tracking down causes and so on. This free course, Epidemiology: An introduction, looks at some key types of data used in epidemiology, such as statistics on death and ill health, and introduces some techniques used in analysing data.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain and practise some key techniques in epidemiology
  • understand some routine methods of data analysis
  • apply these techniques in a practical sense.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 23/11/2018