Why do an MSc in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research?
The thesis-based Master's in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research program begins a year of classroom learning to introduce core and specialized materials in epidemiology and biostatistics principals. This is followed by a research-intensive thesis component in which learners prepare a thesis proposal to demonstrate application of their core competencies to real-world problems. The degree culminates with a thesis defense seminar where learners demonstrate their mastery of the subject.
By the end of the program learners will master many core competencies and will be able to:
- think critically about concepts and principles related to measurement of health outcomes and epidemiology;
- use comparative reasoning to evaluate health risks and benefits from treatment in the fields of epidemiology and applied health research;
- provide in-depth critique of methodological issues relating to health research;
- demonstrate successful interpersonal collaborative skills to succeed in health research and professional contexts;
- demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral) for scientific and professional audiences;
- demonstrate responsible use of individual and societal values and ethical principles in personal, scientific and professional contexts.
To complete the program, you'll need to:
- Complete four core courses, three elective courses, and a thesis development seminar
- Successfully defend a thesis in which you design and conduct an applied research project