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Epidemiology University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education

This award is for those from any health and social care professional background who have a role or partial role in public health and those wishing to move into the field. You explore the role of epidemiology in the understanding of health and disease, public health policy and practice development.


4 months


Course overview

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Where you study

Taught sessions at the University or by accessing electronic distance learning materials.


Course details

What you study

You are introduced to key concepts in epidemiology including methods of summarising data, measures of disease burden and concepts and measures of risk. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of epidemiological data and its use in public health practice and policy development.

How you learn

Those accessing face-to-face sessions experience a range of teaching methods including key not lectures and individual and group based exercises. For those accessing the module as distance learners you experience an equivalent range of teaching methods including recorded lectures, individual exercises and activities and activities that require online discussion with peers.

How you are assessed

You produce a 4,000 word report explaining the epidemiology of a condition or disease of your choice.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should have as a minimum a 2:2 in a health, science or social science related subject.

Applicants applying to the award must have a degree that has covered research methods appropriate and applicable to epidemiology. This is assessed on an individual basis from applications.



Career opportunities

This award extends your knowledge around:

  • health informatics
  • public health data analysis
  • health needs assessment
  • health research



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 4 months
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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