Clinical Epidemiology

Master in Health Sciences

Clinical epidemiology, which is both empirical and patient oriented, is most suited for a combination of the quantitative approach in clinical research and clinical practice.

In recent years, the quantitative approach in clinical research and clinical practice has become increasingly important. In daily practice modern clinicians are expected to combine patient care with clinical research. There is a growing need for physicians who can both initiate research and participate in it. Clinical epidemiology, which is empirical and patient oriented, is most suited for such a combination. It involves diagnostic, prognostic, preventive and therapeutic studies that follow directly from quantitative study designs. Training in study design and analysis provides a sound basis for successful clinical research.