Epidemiology

Master in Health Sciences

Epidemiology studies the incidence, causes, consequences and control of disease, as well as people, patients and populations.

It is a fundamental discipline for clinical medicine and public health. It may, together with basic science and clinical research, provide tools to learn about the aetiology and consequences of diseases, the possibilities for prevention and treatment and the risk profiles of individuals and populations. Epidemiology plays an integral role in the application of medical research to populations, interacting with almost every other specialism. Using advanced, predominantly quantitative, methods such as statistical analyses, field research and complex laboratory techniques, epidemiologists map various elements of a disease and the ways they are related.