London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Epidemiology

The course provides epidemiological training by distance learning for professionals in academic departments, research units, or in the health services; Students will develop: a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts and methods in epidemiology together with advanced skills in specific applications of epidemiological research methods; essential statistical skills related to the health problems of both the developed and the developing world.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a subject appropriate to the course; alternatively, an appropriate professional or technical qualification, together with at least 3 years' relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree (all applications in this category will be considered on an individual basis); students who do not satisfy these requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references; applicants without English as their 1st language must have achieved within the previous 3 years: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7 in written sub-test, or TOEFL paper-based test 600 or computer-based test 250 with a minimum of 5 in the test of written English, or TOEFL internet-based test 100 with a minimum of 24 in the test of written English.

Course modules

Core modules include: Fundamentals of epidemiology; statistics with computing; practical epidemiology; writing and reviewing epidemiological papers.

Assessment methods

Examinations and assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

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