Educational Resources

Universities around the world have moved to online delivery of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the wake of this change, courses, course content, e-journal clubs, and other material and events are becoming more readily share-able and available to students and practitioners regardless of geographic location.  SER would like to serve as a resource page for students, faculty and practitioners to share and access FREE educational content, both live lectures and recorded or printed material.

Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Graduate Student
Public Health Practioner

This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.

The COVID-19 epidemic has made many people want to understand the science behind pressing questions like: “How many people have been infected?” “How do we measure who is infected?” “How infectious is the virus?” “What can we do?” Epidemiology has the tools to tell us how to collect and analyze the right data to answer these questions.

In addition to a basic understanding of these essential tools, this Teach-Out provides a way for you to learn and connect with one another while continuing to practice the social distancing measures that will help keep us safe. We also hope to provide you with some tangible calls to action that will help you affect positive change for yourself, your community, and our society.

Training in Clinical Research Program UCSF Website

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Graduate Student
Public Health Practioner

Training in Clinical Research Program UCSF Website

Graduate courses in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco

Mini-Master of Public Health (MPH)

TARGET AUDIENCE:

General Audience

The world’s health needs are changing—evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of the public health professional to stay apace with these changes to protect and improve the health of populations.

Because of the commitment to ensure access to education around pressing public health issues, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) now offers a free, online Mini-MPH. The Mini-MPH provides foundational knowledge in public health to all interested learners. The program includes six hours of engaging, online content that covers key concepts of public health, with expert faculty, accessible to everyone.

Each component of the Mini-MPH is free, online, and asynchronous:

Epidemiology Fundamentals in the Context of COVID19: Introduction to Epidemiology

TARGET AUDIENCE:

General Audience, Graduate Student

The purpose of this video is to introduce some population health statistics that are commonly seen to describe COVID19, and talk about what they mean and things that influence the accuracy of the numbers.

2 textbooks: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice, Sixth Edition. Also Epidemiology 101.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Graduate Student, Public Health Practioner

The sixth edition of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice has just been released. Robert H. Friis is the senior author; Thomas A. Sellers is the coauthor. The text is also available online from Jones and Bartlett Learning and comes with a set of ancillary materials. This year (2020) marks the 25th anniversary of the text. Many generations of epidemiology and public health students have used this venerable text, which provides a comprehensive coverage of introductory applied epidemiology.

A second text is Epidemiology 101, Second Edition, which is part of the Essential Public Health Series, published by Jones and Bartlett Learning. Robert H. Friis is the author. This text is highly accessible to beginning epidemiology students and provides a foundation for further education in epidemiology. It is also useful for students who are preparing for the epidemiology content of the MCAT exam. The text has an available online edition, slide set, and ancillaries.

Epidemiology Fundamentals in the Context of COVID19: Basic Population Health Statistics

TARGET AUDIENCE:

General Audience, Graduate Student

The purpose of this video is to introduce some population health statistics that are commonly seen to describe COVID19, and talk about what they mean and things that influence the accuracy of the numbers.

Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium Talks & Journal Club

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Graduate Student, Public Health Practioner

Each month, the Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium offers a Talk and a Journal Club, which have now gone digital and are open to anyone interested. The Talks and Journal clubs are held live on Zoom in the CEST time zone (Berlin time) on the 1st and 3rd Weds. of each month, respectively, and you must register ahead of time to participate in the live sessions.

Sign up links & topics can be found here for the talks: https://bemcolloquium.com/meetings-calendar/

and here for the journal clubs:
https://bemcolloquium.com/bemc-journal-club/

We have also started recording most talks and posting them for later viewing on our YouTube page, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJP9KScMBRC0reDr1tTXrpg