Apr 23, 2016
Can't fault this course at all and nor would I want to. Very interesting, brilliantly presented and the range of experts really enhanced it. It was engaging and made me keen to find out more.
Apr 12, 2016
great course and its intensive learning . One might think its just another course . However, one needs to follow all the lectures and notes closely to be able to pass all their assignments .
por Bénédicte G•
Aug 13, 2019
What a great comprehensive course about epidemics! Thank you so much to all of the people who gathered together to make this wonderful training and to share their knowledge with students!
por Cecilia I B M•
Jun 14, 2019
SO interesting!! And a easily way to learn
por Prajwal K•
Aug 18, 2019
The course was interesting and very well structured. I thank the Coursera team and as well as the instructors for their sharing their valuable time and knowledge.
por Hans M•
Sep 10, 2019
Thank you so much. The course is Awesome
por Charles B•
Sep 16, 2019
I learned much more than I expected and will continue to explore epidemiology because of this course. I am 78 years old and a retired clinical pharmacist but still find things like this subject fascinating. Thanks to the faculty...well done
por Wojciech W•
Feb 02, 2019
Very interesting course with many wonderful information presented in funny and engaging way.
por Ediri M•
Apr 09, 2017
Really interesting course if you want to be more informed about the dynamics of global disease transmission and emergency responses
Feb 12, 2017
Very thorough and comprehensive course--all lessons are in easily-understandable English
por Ivan B•
Feb 10, 2017
Interesting course, I am a geo-information specialist and I took this Course to gain some understanding on epidemics so as to be of influence in mapping and modelling their spatial patterns. I have loved every bit of it especially the last part- Zombies!! I needed to hear more.
por Dr.Suguna D•
Oct 02, 2016
Of course, its a nice course but the calculations were little more for me to understand as I am a Medical doctor. I enjoyed the course. Thanks one and all for helping me to understand the course
por Alejandro P•
Aug 18, 2015
I liked the course, with its many different speakers and approaches.
The one thing I missed the most was seeing the models in action. Even if the course isn't aimed at scientists or programmers, there are free online simulations where one can adjust model constants to see the effects interactively without any knowledge required.
See NetLogo at http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/, for which there are forest fire, disease spread in networks, cellular automatas and many other interactive simulations. Insight providing questions may involve finding the value of a parameter such as the epidemic can't spread, for instance.
For more formula oriented optional exercises, I would recommend something similar to Differential Equations in Action from Udacity. It's a relatively easy course implementing the SIR model, physics and ABS. An exercise could be "modify the simulation to consider X% germs get resistant after each antibiotic treatment" (either in NetLogo, or Python).
por JOHN Q•
Sep 09, 2015
Nice course and extremely we'll presented. Cood ideas and the presenters also did a great job.
por Alicia U V•
Sep 29, 2015
Really good material. Lectures are fun to watch and easy to follow.
por Chris J•
Dec 22, 2017
Excellent big picture overview of epidemics with very knowledgeable faculty bringing a wealth of expertise to the course.
por Jorja V•
Nov 14, 2015
It is a great course, really interesting, really easy to complete though some of the topics are a bit challenging. Overall a great achievement to finish this course. (Although I didn't receive a certificate but at least I finished the course)
por Patrick R•
Jun 15, 2016
Really nice introduction course. I am however a bit disappointed it did not went deeper in how the models of diseases spreading are built, and that the course overall does not go into much detail. A bit more technical detail (maths, biology etc.) would make this nice course a awesome course.
por Mariana V•
Oct 26, 2015
Fantastic Course! great content and compelling presenters. It really opens your eyes to infectious diseases and all perspectives it braces, science, social aspects, biology, ecology. I recommend for bio/science folks.
por Brendan T•
Sep 21, 2016
Great course, will def be looking for more like this.
por devina r•
Jun 10, 2016
I felt that this course was more information driven and just getting to know facts and facts and more facts . though this course is designed for anybody to do I feel a student would do better if they had past experience and knowledge about a few common diseases.
por Ryan R•
Jan 25, 2016
The test difficulty was a lot easier than the actual course content.
por Viktor D•
Apr 12, 2017
Very good, connected also to relatively recent outbreaks. Maybe some miniquiz/few question after each block would be nice to sum it up and help with preparing for quiz after whole week.
por Stephen N H•
Nov 13, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Disease. As a final year student doctor with an interest in infectious disease, I found this course was a very engaging and enlightening way of expanding my knowledge of infectious disease. My perspective of Epidemics and infectious diseases had greatly broadened. Would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in Epidemics, infectious disease, healthcare, or microbiology.
por Ritvik S S•
Oct 25, 2015
por Anais S•
Jun 21, 2016
Some of the lectures were a little dull but the information was fantastic!
por Erik B•
Jan 31, 2017
Pro: All topics seem to be covered, full overview of this field.
Con: Please, please, get rid of the childish drawings and get som serious artwork.