MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The two-year Master of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics is designed to train health professionals to have an in-depth knowledge of epidemiology, biostatistics and their application in analysing the major public health issues in Pakistan and developing countries with a focused approach to regional problems and needs. The programme is taught in Karachi, Pakistan and the language of instruction is English.
Currently the programme offers basic core courses to students enrolled in other programmes such as PhD in Health Sciences, MSc Health Policy and Management, MSc in Nursing and Community Medicine Residency programme.
The programme also offers a Clinical Research track as a specialisation which is designed to prepare clinicians for a career in clinical research.The programme curriculum provides training in the principles and methods of biostatistics, epidemiology including genetics and clinical trials and application of these principles and methods to clinical research.
Graduates of the programme are expected to play a leading role in the field of public health by analysing major public health problems. To date, most of the graduates have been offered excellent employment opportunities by well-known international organizations.
Who is the programme for?
Professionals and basic scientists who have research interests in disease aetiology and in the management of health care delivery systems respectively, pertinent to Pakistan and the developing countries.
The programme aims to allow its graduates to:
- Understand the principles of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Critically identify public health problems and use Epidemiology & Biostatistics to characterise them at the population level
- Design and conduct epidemiological studies, manage and analyse data and use results to design interventions
- Apply epidemiological principles to public health problems in the context of resource limitations of developing countries