Epidemiology

Epidemiology is a track on the Master ’s Degree Programme in Public Health. It focuses on developing a sound basis for understanding current epidemiologic research. A broad view of the different branches of epidemiology and emerging trends are emphasised. In addition to offering a major tool for successful public health work, epidemiology is the key to approaching complex health related issues in general.

The aim of the track is to provide expertise in reading research reports, carrying out epidemiological analyses, and producing scientific evidence in all areas requiring quantitative methodology. Possible future employers include universities, research organisations and institutions, international health organisations, administrative bodies and the private sector.

The epidemiology track comprises 60 ECTS of common courses shared with all four tracks, 20 ECTS of compulsory and 10 of ECTS elective track specific courses, and a 30 ECTS Master’s thesis.