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Epidemiology and Biostatistics with special reference to social epidemiology

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)


This course focuses on social epidemiology which is a branch of epidemiology that examines the relationship between social factors, social structures and population health. Students will learn how to translate social epidemiological theories and concepts in the planning, implementation, interpretation and evaluation of advanced epidemiological studies. The course also includes specific epidemiological tools that are common in daily work of a public health professional, such as the development and validation of survey instruments, different types of advanced biostatistical analysis, knowledge compilation and presentation of scientific literature as well as the results of epidemiological studies to potential stakeholders.

Prerequisites and selection


Entry requirements are Passed course Qantitative and Qualitative Method 15hp (MGH 102) or equivalent.