Free Online Epidemiology Courses from Top Universities

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There are online epidemiology courses offered for free by Johns Hopkins, Open University and Tufts University. These courses cover topics including malaria prevention, clean water in emergency situations and sexually transmitted diseases, and can be accessed with an internet connection and a laptop or home computer.
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Free Epidemiology Courses

A variety of epidemiology courses are available online for free. The courses listed below are available on their respective school's website.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University offers students the opportunity to learn about epidemiology online for free. Course topics include health issues for aging populations, fundamentals of epidemiology, and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Open University

Open University offers an analysis of the relationship between health and the environment. Students learn about the consequences of pollution.

Tufts University

Tufts University offers students the chance to study the relationship between water and human health. Topics include waterborne pathogens, hygiene and sanitation and their impact on human health.

Free Online Epidemiology Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Health Issues for Aging Populations course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials Yes Yes Yes
Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts Yes Yes Yes
Problem Solving for Immunization Programs course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Text/lecture materials Yes Yes Yes
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbook/lecture materials Yes Yes Yes
Fundamentals of Epidemiology I course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials/projects Yes No Yes
Health Across the Life Span: Frameworks, Contexts and Measurements course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Malariology course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials Yes No Yes
STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
Biology of Water and Health course from Tufts University Graduate Texts/lecture slides/projects Yes Yes Yes

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