Building upon the lessons below, learners will also critique assigned articles, participate in discussion boards, and complete assigned application exercises. All weekly assignments are due by Sunday at midnight.



Week One: Introduction to Epidemiology


Lesson 1: What Is Epidemiology
Lesson 2: Epidemiology and Public Health
Lesson 3: Achievements in Epidemiology


Week Two: Measuring Health and Disease


Lesson 1: Defining Health and Disease
Lesson 2: Using Available Information
Lesson 3: Morbidity and Disability


Week Three: Epidemiology Studies


Lesson 1: Observational Epidemiology
Lesson 2: Experimental Epidemiology
Lesson 3: Potential Errors in Epidemiological Studies


Week Four: Basic Biostatistics Concepts, and Causation in Epidemiology


Lesson 1: Displaying Statistical Information
Lesson 2: Summary Numbers
Lesson 3: Statistical Inference


Lesson 1: The Concept of Cause
Lesson 2: Establishing the Cause of a Disease


Week Five: Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases


Lesson 1: Scope of Prevention
Lesson 2: Levels of Prevention
Lesson 3: Screening for Disease


Week Six: Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases


Lesson 1: Burden of Communicable Diseases
Lesson 2: Chain of Infection
Lesson 3: Investigation and Control of Epidemics


Week Seven: Clinical Epidemiology, and Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology


Lesson 1: Normality and Abnormality
Lesson 2: Effectiveness of Treatment


Lesson 1: Environment and Health
Lesson 2: Exposure and Dose
Lesson 3: Assessing Risk


Epidemiology Week Eight: Health Policy and Planning


Lesson 1: Health Policy in Practice
Lesson 2: Health Planning Cycle


* A detailed syllabus will be sent to each participant prior to the start of the course.