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Cause of Death

Learn the essentials to understand cause of death and complete death certificates.

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Gain the knowledge to correctly diagnose underlying cause of death. 

In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the process of data collection on death, and how to apply this.

This course begins with an introduction on what cause of death is, and why a correct diagnosis is so important. Next, you will learn about underlying cause of death, and finally through case studies and examples will make different certifications. 

What will you learn?
At the end of this course, students will be able to:


  • Understand the importance of certifying death correctly;
  •  Understand the uses of cause of death data; and
  • Describe the current global situation of quality of causes of death data.

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POLHN Team

Average length3 weeks
Effort4 hours per week
Number of modules3
InstitutionUniversity of Queensland
SubjectData and statistics
LanguageEnglish

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