This programme will equip you with the knowledge and statistical skills to make valuable contributions to medical research and public health. Epidemiological methods underpin clinical medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease and to evaluate prevention or control interventions.
The programme will enable you to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and awareness of the role of epidemiology and its contribution to other health-related disciplines
- choose appropriate designs and develop detailed protocols for epidemiological studies
- enter and manage computerised epidemiological data and carry out appropriate statistical analyses
- assess the results of epidemiological studies, including critical appraisal of the study question, study design, methods and conduct, statistical analyses and interpretation
Graduates follow careers in medical research, academic medicine, public health and community medicine, epidemiological studies, drug manufacture and with government or NGOs.
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Epidemiology in Practice
Study Design: Writing a Proposal
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Elective modules include:
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Diseases
Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Residential Field Trip
There is a compulsory two-day residential retreat outside London. There is also an optional field trip during the Term 1 Reading Week.
You will complete a written research project on a topic of your choosing. This may involve analysis of existing data, a systematic review, or a protocol or infectious disease modelling study. Students do not usually travel abroad to collect data.
Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time. Students can choose to attend part-time throughout both years or by split-study.
Programme directors: Simon Cousens, Dr Ian Douglas
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org