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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
- 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.
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
- Pass entry exams.
Biologic Basis Of Disease
Clinical And Diagnostic Microbiology
Introduction To Epidemiology
Fundamentals Of Biostatistics
Genetics In Public Health
Health Of Nations Introduction To International Health
Independent Research For Undergraduates
Introduction To Bacterial Pathogenesis
Introduction To Public Health Genetics
Introduction To Spatial Epidemiology And GIS For Public Health
Microbial Control Sterilization, Disinfection And Manipulation
Polymicrobial Communities Laboratory
Social Epidemiology From Frameworks To Policy
Vaccine In Public Health