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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Epidemiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

These programmes provide epidemiological training for professionals in academic departments, research units, or in the health services.

Epidemiology is the key discipline underlying medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation. The understanding of its principles and practice is crucial for those involved in the design or assessment of epidemiological studies and programme evaluation. Epidemiological methods are also used to describe the size and nature of health problems, to investigate the aetiology of specific diseases, and to evaluate the impact of interventions for treating and preventing ill health.

These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research modules or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for a career in epidemiology research, academics in other health areas and other health professionals. The programmes are also of interest to people who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists and scientific officers in government and industry.

Modules

EPM102 Statistics for Epidemiology - Core
EPM103 Practical Epidemiology - Core
EPM101 Fundamentals of Epidemiology - Core
EPM202 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology - Core
EPM105 Writing and Reviewing Epidemiological Papers - Core
EPM201 Study Design: Writing a Grant Application - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

12,670

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

12,670

Entry requirements

All applicants are required to have: A first or second class honours degree or equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in health-related disciplines or in statistics or another appropriate subject. Work experience in a health sciences or health care setting is desirable but not essential. Applicants with an appropriate professional or technical qualification in a health-related field, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a second class honours degree, together with at least three years’ relevant experience, may also be considered on an individual basis.

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more

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