Introduction to Epidemiology: Science of Public Health

By The Health Sciences Academy. The leading provider of science-based interactive courses on the net.

Course Code: EPH8650

This course explores public health—both locally and globally—through the lens of epidemiology.


Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health conditions or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems.


By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies.

This course explores public health issues like obesity and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.

Course Curriculum

Module one:

Overview and history of epidemiology and public health and the population perspective

Module two:

Measures of disease occurrence (incidence and prevalence)

Module three:

Study designs and measures of association

Module four:

Bias, error, causality

Module five:

Epidemiology in research and policy

Module six:

Epidemiology in practice (outbreak investigations)

Module seven:

Public health surveillance

Recommended Background

This course is for anyone interested in learning about public health and epidemiology. No pre-requisite of any science background is required. High school level science is beneficial.

Course Format

The course is divided into seven modules, each covering a distinct area of epidemiology and public health. Additional outside readings, web-based resources and discussion board topics will be presented to round out the lesson materials.

Will I get a Certificate after completing this programme?

Yes. Students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £1,799.

Payments in GBP, EUR and USD are accepted.

Pay for your programme in 12 monthly instalments.

Includes access to your protected learners’ area, all course materials, lessons, interactive quizzes, online assessments, worksheets, a community of like-minded classmates, and Learner Services support.

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