University of Leeds
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The course aims to train scientists to pursue careers in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health and health-services research; students all undertake the four common core modules before choosing a specialist theme to focus on; four further modules are then completed within the chosen specialist theme before moving on to the research project.
Normally a 1st degree in a science allied with medicine, including biology, ecology, biochemistry, statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, economics or biomedical science (at least 2.2); work experience is also considered (2 years or more) of research in a quantitative subject area; we also offer the course as an intercalated programme to high-achieving medical students; English language requirements - an overall score of 7.0 on IELTS with at least 6.0 in writing and no other skill below 6.5.
Core modules: Core epidemiology; introduction to modelling; statistical inference; professional spine; research project. Specialist themes: statistical epidemiology; non-communicable disease epidemiology; applied population health.
Each module will contain a summative assessment component; some will be done via continuous in-course assessment, and some as end of module assessment. Assessment and feedback will use a number of methods: Online assessment using QuestionMark, which allows a flexible set of responses and will mark the assessment immediately and provide both results and more structured feedback to the candidate; short answer questions to test understanding of more complex methods and scenarios; a variety of methods appropriate to the skills and knowledge under test - for example presentation of data; the overall research project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leeds||Leeds||LS2 9JT||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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