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Epidemiology

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

M.Sc.
18 months
Duration
3640 USD/year
3640 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Master of Science in Epidemiology by coursework and research report is offered in the fields of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Field Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Public Health Informatics, Implementation Science and Biostatistics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Overview

Overview

Epidemiology is fundamental to clinical and community medicine and public health. In combination with basic medical science and clinical research, epidemiology provides the tools with which we can learn more about the aetiology and effects of disease, the opportunities for prevention, the cost and effectiveness of various diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the health status and risks of individuals and populations. By the end of the Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg course, students should be able to:
  • conceptualise epidemiologic approaches to understand the causes of ill health in population-based research;
  • critically synthesise published literature in epidemiology and biostatistics;
  • design and conduct epidemiological studies;
  • conduct sample size estimation for basic epidemiologic study designs;
  • choose appropriate statistical techniques and perform analysis of data from epidemiological studies, and
  • conduct appropriate and effective dissemination of scientific findings.

Career Opportunities

Graduates enter careers in medical research, public health and community medicine, field-based scientific research, government, NGO’s or international agencies.

Programme Structure

The epidemiology courses are well-evaluated and internationally recognised and reflect the values of the School of promoting equity and human rights, and responding meaningfully to the needs of the people on the African continent.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a four-year honours degree, an MBBCh or other health related degree. Relevant work experience will be an advantage.
  • This degree will appeal to students who want to become more involved in research in their fields. Students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including medical, microbiology, dentistry, statistics, veterinary science and demography.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3640 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    3640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3640 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.

R 68100

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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