This exciting new course focuses on provision of knowledge in analytical epidemiology and on how to apply this knowledge in the control of diseases in both human and animal populations (One Health Concept). The course has been designed to train a new generation of human capital which will provide the necessary leadership in solving various health challenges using epidemiological tools to improve the health and welfare of our communities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of “One Health” and its application in the development of health policy and the control and prevention of infectious diseases.
- Demonstrate knowledge on how interactions between human and animal populations and environmental changes can lead to emergency and reemerging of infectious diseases.
- Plan, undertake and analyze data from a research project concerning human, animal and zoonotic diseases and be able to monitor and evaluate activities for policy and programme development.
- Apply a scientific style of writing in the presentation of research.
- Apply economic and socio-economic concepts and methods in the design, implementation and evaluation of health delivery services.
- Determine the factors affecting the occurrence and spread of disease through human and animal populations and be able to prevent or control such spread.
- Students will undertake the following core courses:
- Research Methodology and Computer Applications
- Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Disease Surveillance and Risk Analysis
- Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
- Infectious Disease Modeling and Geographical Information System
- Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
- One Health Medicine and Globalization
- Health Economics, Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Molecular Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
- Environmental Epidemiology