All Location

Mogadishu-Somalia

Duration

1 year

Earliest Start Date

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Application Deadline

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Languages

English

Study Type

Online

Pace

Full Time / Part Time / DL Online

Tuition Fees

$

Global University offers a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology, a core discipline in public health. Epidemiology is the study (scientific, systematic, and data-driven) of the distribution (frequency, pattern) and determinants (causes, risk factors) of health-related states and events (not just diseases) in specified populations (neighborhood, school, city, state, and country, global). The epidemiology program addresses health disparities as a crosscutting theme at the local, national, and global levels via didactic training, practicums, and applied ‘hands-on’ research leading to the written thesis.

All students take a sequence of core courses in epidemiology, health disparities research, and an introduction to the program’s concentrations. Students then choose one of the three areas of concentrations offered for their electives and thesis focus.

Health disparities as a program theme

A unique feature of the Master’s in Epidemiology program at Global University is the crosscutting theme of Health Disparities, motivated by Global University commitment to social justice and community engagement, and aims to train students as public health researchers, practitioners, and leaders in recognition, investigation, and elimination of local, regional, national, and global health disparities.

Knowledge & Skills

Students will acquire many skills that can be utilized in wide variety of job opportunities in the field of epidemiology. More specifically, graduate students will learn the following skills as part of the M.S. in Epidemiology program training:

  • Design an epidemiologic study to address a health problem;
  • Understand the basic types of study design and the advantages and limitations of each type;
  • Design a questionnaire or other data collection tool to address a health problem;
  • Collect health data from appropriate sources (e.g., case interviews, medical records, vital statistics records, laboratory reports, or pathology reports);
  • Create a database for a health data set;
  • Utilize statistical software to analyze and characterize epidemiologic data
  • Interpret findings from epidemiologic studies, including recognition of the limitations of the data and potential sources of bias and/or confounding; and
  • Recommend control measures, prevention programs, or other public health interventions based on epidemiologic findings.

Additional skills for master’s level epidemiologists include:

  • Assessment and analysis
  • Basic public health sciences
  • Communication
  • Community dimensions and practice
  • Cultural competency
  • Financial / operational planning and management
  • Leadership and systems thinking
  • Policy development

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations.

Course unit details

You will study a total of 180 credits during the course.

Requirements

The university is open to all students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Copy and original of Secondary, University Certificates and Transcripts
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Application Letter
  • CV and Experience Letter
  • Admission fee $
  • Passport sized photos
  • File
  • Pass entry exams.

Semester One

Subject Code

Subject Name

EPM1001001

Biologic Basis Of Disease

EPM1001002

Cancer Epidemiology

EPM1001003

Clinical And Diagnostic Microbiology

EPM1001004

Environmental Epidemiology

EPM1001005

Introduction To Epidemiology

 

Semester Two

Subject Code

Subject Name

EPM1002006

Epidemiological Methods

EPM1002007

Fundamentals Of Biostatistics

EPM1002008

Genetics In Public Health

EPM1002009

Health Of Nations Introduction To International Health

 

Semester Three

Subject Code

Subject Name

EPM20010010

Hospital Epidemiology

EPM20010011

Independent Research For Undergraduates

EPM20010012

Introduction To Bacterial Pathogenesis

EPM20010013

Introduction To Public Health Genetics

EPM20010014

Introduction To Spatial Epidemiology And GIS For Public Health

EPM20010015

Research Methodology

 

Semester Four

Subject Code

Subject Name

EPM20020016

Microbial Control Sterilization, Disinfection And Manipulation

EPM20020017

Molecular Epidemiology

EPM20020018

Polymicrobial Communities Laboratory

EPM20020019

Social Epidemiology From Frameworks To Policy

EPM20020020

Vaccine In Public Health

EPM20020021

Master Thesis

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