PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

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PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

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PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854
The course PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854 is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
An in-depth look at the 1854 London cholera epidemic in Soho and its importance for the field of epidemiology.
Course description
In 1854, a cholera epidemic swept through the London neighborhood of Soho. In the course of about three weeks, over 600 people died. This incident was, tragically, not unusual in London or the rest of the 19th century world as a whole. The scourge of cholera seemed unstoppable and, even worse, unpredictable. But one doctor — ignored by the scientific community at large — set out to prove that he knew how cholera was spread. Join us for this one-week, immersive learning experience. We will explore John Snow’s London, from the streets of Soho to the dataset that helped create the map that changed our understanding of cholera and epidemiology forever. This course features interactive tools including an interactive ArcGIS map of the 1854 cholera outbreak and a Timeline JS of John Snow’s investigation. This module is a part of PredictionX, which looks at the history of attempts to predict the future. PredictionX courses will cover topics from omens and oracles in ancient civilizations to modern computer simulations.

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PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

Course Topic

Health and Safety, History

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

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Certificate

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PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

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School: Harvard University
Topic: Health and Safety, History
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