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 Tanya G•
by Joe P•
This course was a good primer for those who have little or no background in epidemiology and public health. In particular, the instructor set the practice of public health in the context of its longstanding history and the tools that were developed by researchers and government officials to collect population and health data, in order to respond to health issues and threats in a way that traditional, individualized clinical practice was. However, the instructor does not necessarily make the learning objectives clear in each week, and often tests on material that was only vaguely mentioned in the lecture videos or was poorly defined. The last week of the course, on mapping health data with GIS tools, is promising, as it introduces the student to powerful data tools and comprehensive health and geographic data available to the public. However, it falls short in that this segment provides only a cursory treatment of these tools, walking through an exercise that does not reflect the practical usage of such aids and therefore fails to provide the opportunity for students to attain rudimentary skills.
by Taylor A•
The subjects covered were less intensive and technical than I expected. Most of the information covered, I was already familiar with from my undergraduate studies. The biggest point of difficulty was the mapping exercise at the end, seeing as the students were mostly left to navigate totally unfamiliar territory on their own with the QGIS software. However, if it weren't for this course, I would not be at all familiar with mapping softwares or how to create content using one. For this, I am grateful to Johns Hopkins for the course.
by Maria A M R•
Thank you for the efforts you have put in this course. I would suggest that the course will make a much more interactive and engaging presentations during the lectures to help those who learn faster with focus-sustaining visuals.
by Sajama N•
The course has been developed very nice. Interesting and comprehensive information were provided. More insight in this could give learners more detail and good information to us.
by Guido A K•
Sobre todo en la última clase le falta una actualización. Si bien entiendo que es un curso introductorio, me hubiera gustado que fuera un poco más profundo en los tópicos.
by Kaeleen D•
I enjoyed the course but it is a bit more basic than I expected. I would really like a course on GIS alone. That would be great. It is thorough and interesting.
by Elizabeth M•
It was interesting! I liked learning the history of the subject, and the professor connecting the dots of graphs and reaching a target audience.
by Ian R•
Course felt quick and not terrible challenging. Would have loved for the grades to be based more on assignments rather than quizzes.
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 Angela K T C•
It was a good course. However, it is less interactive. It also contains less real life examples.
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 Amanda . M•
I learnt much from the course,thank you!
by Abhishek A•
Very basic with not many details
by Natalia T L•
It's too basic.
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 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