The Department of SPM is offering the new Master of Epidemiology Programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastic health and socioeconomic impacts on all realms of society. It has also shed light on the important role of epidemiologists in decision making and resource allocation in public health. Even before the pandemic, the growing ageing populations, longer life expectancies and increased number of populations with chronic diseases pose challenges to the country and burden the public health system.

In the ever-evolving field of medical science and the age of misinformation, the evidence-based, epidemiological approach is necessary to solve the medical mysteries and make critical public health decisions quickly. 

The SPM department is now offering a new Master program for those who are aspiring to work in the field of epidemiology at the local, national and international levels. Postgraduate training in epidemiology will provide the opportunity to work in diverse settings including academia, government departments, international health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organizations, and contract research organizations.

The 1-year full-time Master of Epidemiology with a minimum of 42 credits will be offered in two concentrations to suit the needs of different disciplines, encompassing Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Epidemiology. It has been designed for applicants with a background in epidemiology, quantitative research or health.

Our Master of Epidemiology will provide a solid foundation in epidemiological, analytical, and critical appraisal skills for those who aim to develop their understanding of the epidemiological and biostatistical theories and methods that underpin clinical medical research, public health practice, and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease, and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control diseases.

Graduates are expected to:

  1. Understand the epidemiological and biostatistical theory and methods that underpin epidemiological practice and research with a solid foundation in epidemiology.
  2. Build competence in epidemiological, analytical, and critical appraisal, and develop core skills for research and practice in epidemiology.
  3. Understand and investigate the causes and spread of disease and develop the means for prevention or control.

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