Acerca de este Programa Especializado
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.

Cronograma flexible

Establece y mantén fechas de entrega flexibles.

Nivel principiante

A background in health sciences or/and quantitative methods would be useful, but not essential.

Aprox. 1 mes para completar

Sugerido 11 horas/semana

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Qué aprenderás

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    Calculate and interpret appropriate measures in order to describe disease frequency, association and attributable risk for given scenarios.

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    Calculate sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, in order to interpret these values in the context of screening.

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    Compare and contrast different epidemiological study designs in order to describe their strengths and weaknesses.

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    Identify different types of biases that may occur in epidemiological studies, in order to apply strategies to reduce such biases.

Habilidades que obtendrás

associationScreeningCausal InferenceClinical Study DesignBias

Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.

Cronograma flexible

Establece y mantén fechas de entrega flexibles.

Nivel principiante

A background in health sciences or/and quantitative methods would be useful, but not essential.

Aprox. 1 mes para completar

Sugerido 11 horas/semana

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Cómo funciona Programa Especializado

Toma cursos

Un programa especializado de Coursera es un conjunto de cursos que te ayudan a dominar una aptitud. Para comenzar, inscríbete en el programa especializado directamente o échale un vistazo a sus cursos y elige uno con el que te gustaría comenzar. Al suscribirte a un curso que forme parte de un programa especializado, quedarás suscrito de manera automática al programa especializado completo. Puedes completar solo un curso: puedes pausar tu aprendizaje o cancelar tu suscripción en cualquier momento. Visita el panel principal del estudiante para realizar un seguimiento de tus inscripciones a cursos y tu progreso.

Proyecto práctico

Cada programa especializado incluye un proyecto práctico. Necesitarás completar correctamente el proyecto para completar el programa especializado y obtener tu certificado. Si el programa especializado incluye un curso separado para el proyecto práctico, necesitarás completar cada uno de los otros cursos antes de poder comenzarlo.

Obtén un certificado

Cuando completes todos los cursos y el proyecto práctico, obtendrás un Certificado que puedes compartir con posibles empleadores y tu red profesional.

how it works

Hay 3 cursos en este Programa Especializado

Curso1

Measuring Disease in Epidemiology

4.6
14 calificaciones
4 revisiones
Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological studies and the impact of their findings every single day. You have probably heard that obesity is increasing in high income countries or that malaria is killing millions of people in low income countries. It is common knowledge that smoking causes cancer and that physical activity is protective against heart disease. These facts may seem obvious today, but it took decades of epidemiological research to produce the necessary evidence. In this course, you will learn the fundamental tools of epidemiology which are essential to conduct such studies, starting with the measures used to describe the frequency of a disease or health-related condition. You will also learn how to quantify the strength of an association and discuss the distinction between association and causation. In the second half of the course, you will use this knowledge to describe different strategies for prevention, identify strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tests and consider when a screening programme is appropriate....
Curso2

Study Designs in Epidemiology

4.7
15 calificaciones
3 revisiones
Choosing an appropriate study design is a critical decision that can largely determine whether your study will successfully answer your research question. A quick look at the contents page of a biomedical journal or even at the health news section of a news website is enough to tell you that there are many different ways to conduct epidemiological research. In this course, you will learn about the main epidemiological study designs, including cross-sectional and ecological studies, case-control and cohort studies, as well as the more complex nested case-control and case-cohort designs. The final module is dedicated to randomised controlled trials, which is often considered the optimal study design, especially in clinical research. You will also develop the skills to identify strengths and limitations of the various study designs. By the end of this course, you will be able to choose the most suitable study design considering the research question, the available time, and resources....
Curso3

Validity and Bias in Epidemiology

4.8
9 calificaciones
2 revisiones
Epidemiological studies can provide valuable insights about the frequency of a disease, its potential causes and the effectiveness of available treatments. Selecting an appropriate study design can take you a long way when trying to answer such a question. However, this is by no means enough. A study can yield biased results for many different reasons. This course offers an introduction to some of these factors and provides guidance on how to deal with bias in epidemiological research. In this course you will learn about the main types of bias and what effect they might have on your study findings. You will then focus on the concept of confounding and you will explore various methods to identify and control for confounding in different study designs. In the last module of this course we will discuss the phenomenon of effect modification, which is key to understanding and interpreting study results. We will finish the course with a broader discussion of causality in epidemiology and we will highlight how you can utilise all the tools that you have learnt to decide whether your findings indicate a true association and if this can be considered causal....

Instructor

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Filippos Filippidis

Lecturer in Public Health
School of Public Health

Comienza a trabajar para obtener tu maestría

Este programa especializado es parte del Global Master of Public Health completamente en línea de Imperial College London. Si eres aceptado en el programa completo, tus cursos cuentan para tu título.

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Preguntas Frecuentes

  • ¡Sí! Para empezar, haz clic en la tarjeta del curso que te interesa e inscríbete. Puedes inscribirte y completar el curso para obtener un certificado que puedes compartir o puedes acceder al curso como oyente para ver los materiales del curso de manera gratuita. Cuando cancelas la suscripción de un curso que forma parte de un programa especializado, se cancela automáticamente la suscripción de todo el programa especializado. Visita el panel del estudiante para realizar un seguimiento de tu progreso.

  • Este curso es completamente en línea, de modo que no necesitas ir a un aula en persona. Puedes acceder a tus lecciones, lecturas y tareas en cualquier momento y cualquier lugar a través de Internet o tu dispositivo móvil.

  • Este programa especializado no otorga crédito universitario, pero algunas universidades pueden aceptar los Certificados del programa especializado para el crédito. Consulta con tu institución para obtener más información.

  • 3/4 hours a week for 3 to 4 months

  • No prior epidemiological knowledge is required, but you will be expected to perform simple mathematical calculations.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order in which they are displayed on the main page of the Specialization

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