Excellent course! Epidemiology is my passion and I realize how much I do not know about this subject and how eager I am to learn so much more!\n\nThank you John Hopkins for this amazing opportunity!
The lessons are very helpful and the method of teaching is very straightforward. I just wish there would have been handouts for the exercises so that we can easily keep a file for future reference.
by Janice E B•
I felt that the pace of the course was quite rushed particularly with so many of the graphic content being fact dense.
by Pamela N•
Awesome course, but I was struggling to accomplish the last activity for week 4 which involves GIS in public health.
by Saurabh K•
Helpful to understand public health problem and study epidemiology and understand tools and formulae to be used.
by Ahmed S Y•
Issues with QGIS lesson, it would be helpful if an instructor gave feedback in the discussion forum
by Angela K T C•
It was a good course. However, it is less interactive. It also contains less real life examples.
by Sarah C•
Useful information, but week 4 was very difficult due to outdated information.
by Henrique V•
very basic, although well presented,materials for the target audience
by Kelley N•
Fairly interesting, but VERY basic. The info was good, there was
by Daisy S•
Mapping activity wasn't good. Very confusing.
by Amanda . M•
I learnt much from the course,thank you!
by Thomas L•
Factfinder has been decommissioned.
by abhishek a•
Very basic with not many details
by Natalia T L•
It's too basic.
by Brad R•
The course does not have a tutorial on how to use QGIS which is a software filled with icons and no intuitive means to utilize it. Please re-do this entire section with a step by step tutorial on how to import shapefiles and how to use the QGIS features. Otherwise the content isn't at all helpful.
by Amy K•
The information was okay, but the entire 4th week had to do with laying out maps and there was no help with the program / it was quite impossible to complete. There was no way to get help in the forums.
by ROLA H•
week 4 was not a pleasant experience. the instruction to download ad use gis was not clear. I felt very frustrated in this week. I hope you change it to more detailed ad well explained method.
by Gay H•
Lack of facilitator support. It was my first time to practice on the GIS. I followed the instructions, but I could not get it right. Questions were raised in the forum but nobody responded.
by Anna F•
Maybe my expectations were too high, but I am honestly disappointed by this course. The first week is only a very shallow introduction to the history of public health and epidemiology. The second week only teaches you basic middle school mathematics and in the last week, there are partly no video lectures because the content is too outdated and partly there are video lectures in a bad quality. Each video is not very long, but there is at least a minute only music intro and outro. No support by teachers with technical questions on QGIS, I watched a youtube tutorial in the end. Gave me an overview though, on what I still need to study to work in public health.
by Isabelle Y•
I just tried this course for 7-days free trial. I did not find this course interesting. However Coursera automatically renewed my subscription and charged me $65. I tried to contact Coursera customer services to dispute the charge. There are no customer service phone number or customer service email. I contacted my credit card company. My credit company gave me a number 1-800-952-5210 to contact Coursera. This number is not working. I don't know whether there are other students have been automatically renewed their subscriptions and charged without their knowing. And there is now way to dispute the charge.
by Renaud V•
I studied this course as part of the specialization "Epidemiology in Public Health Practice", which accumulates 5 courses like this one.
After final validation and many hours of study, the final certificate for the specialization states that I worked an estimated "4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week", which is the same amount of time stated for a single course, such as "Essential Epidemiologic Tools for Public Health Practice".
This is frustrating and people may not want to add this specialization to their Curriculum Vitae. Amount of time spent is not real.
by Joanne J•
Lecturer cannot articulate well in English so it was hard for me to understand him and enough examples were not given for the different ratios
by dr M S C•
I request to please change you payment method. I simply lost my 6,986 rupees just because of your automatical payment method.
by Roxanne L•
3rd grade level?
by Julian V•
Remove me please
by SHASHI R D•
v ery poor