Research Designs in Epidemiology

Learn the common types of research designs used in Epidemiologic studies across the globe.

The research design is a strategy for answering research questions. It refers to the overall strategy chosen to integrate the different components of the study in a coherent and logical way, thereby, ensuring it can effectively address the research problem. In this course, you will be introduced to the common types of research used in the field of Epidemiology, as well as some examples employed by scientists and health care practitioners across the globe. These include observational studies, cross-sectional studies, case-cohort studies, and randomized clinical control trials to name a few. You will also learn the pitfalls, biases, and ethical considerations to look out for should you pursue your own Epidemiologic research in the future. So if you want to learn more about research in Epidemiology, this is the course for you.

What you’ll learn

  • Functions of a good research design in Epidemiology.
  • Types of research designs used in Epidemiologic studies.
  • Difference of Prospective & Retrospective Cohort Studies.
  • Cross-sectional studies and (Nested) Case-Control Studies.
  • Observational Studies vs Randomized Clinical Control Trials.
  • Pitfalls, biases, and ethical issues in Epidemiologic research.
  • Examples of Epidemiologic research studies across the globe.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 10min.
  • Common Types of Research Designs –> 30 lectures • 59min.
  • Important Points to Consider –> 5 lectures • 6min.

Research Designs in Epidemiology

Requirements

  • Basic background in health or medical sciences.

The research design is a strategy for answering research questions. It refers to the overall strategy chosen to integrate the different components of the study in a coherent and logical way, thereby, ensuring it can effectively address the research problem. In this course, you will be introduced to the common types of research used in the field of Epidemiology, as well as some examples employed by scientists and health care practitioners across the globe. These include observational studies, cross-sectional studies, case-cohort studies, and randomized clinical control trials to name a few. You will also learn the pitfalls, biases, and ethical considerations to look out for should you pursue your own Epidemiologic research in the future. So if you want to learn more about research in Epidemiology, this is the course for you.

Upon enrollment to the course all materials such as lecture videos, practice quizzes, and downloadable resources will always be available should you wish to go back to the material to study and review. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion which you can use to boost your resume, curriculum vitae, or LinkedIn profile.

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