Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Mission & Objectives
Epidemiology and biostatistics involve the theory and application of epidemiological and statistical science to understand determinants of disease, to prevent and control disease, to analyse biomedical problems and to further develop public health research. Epidemiology and biostatistics can be applied to a wide range of public health topics such as infectious diseases, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, mental health problems such as depression, and social behaviours such as substance abuse and alcoholism.
Students may apply their training to describe the frequency and cause of disease in a population, to analyse and evaluate risk factors for a condition, to analyse health data for trends and to determine the effectiveness of interventions.
The programme is geared towards training biomedical and socio-medical researchers and data analysts for public health agencies.
Many of our graduates continue on with doctoral studies or work in government.