Measures of Disease Frequency & Morbidity

Learn the essential epidemiologic measures of disease frequency and morbidity with simple practice questions & examples!

Morbidity refers to the presence of a disease in a population. Epidemiologists are keen to study morbidity and how it affects the population by analyzing data and interpreting them accurately to stakeholders across private and public sectors. They compute for the frequency and burden of disease in a population by scrutinizing incidence rates and prevalence rates so that better interventions and health policies can be spurred into action.

What you’ll learn

  • Importance of epidemiologic measures such as ratio, proportion, and rates.
  • How to compute for incidence rates and cumulative incidence.
  • How to compute for period and point prevalence.
  • Relationship of incidence rates and prevalence rates.
  • Importance of gathering and interpreting data accurately for public health action.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 9 lectures • 16min.
  • Measures of Morbidity –> 28 lectures • 59min.
  • Concluding Thoughts –> 7 lectures • 10min.

Measures of Disease Frequency & Morbidity

Requirements

  • Basic principles and concepts of epidemiology.

Morbidity refers to the presence of a disease in a population. Epidemiologists are keen to study morbidity and how it affects the population by analyzing data and interpreting them accurately to stakeholders across private and public sectors. They compute for the frequency and burden of disease in a population by scrutinizing incidence rates and prevalence rates so that better interventions and health policies can be spurred into action.

In this course, I will be introducing you to these important epidemiologic measures, where data can be collected and gathered, as well as what to look out for when validating the legitimacy of the numbers. We will be looking at some real-world statistics and solve example practice problems so you can have a better grasp of the relationship of the variables that determine the burden of disease in a community.

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.

So start learning and increasing your knowledge today!

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