Master of Science in Health Sciences - Specialization in Public Health Epidemiology
Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
EUR 14,000 / per year
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Public health epidemiology is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. Whereas clinicians and general practitioners provide care for individuals, public health interventions are directed at whole populations. Many improvements have resulted from successful public health initiatives: vaccination and other forms of infectious disease control, safer working environments, preventive mother and childcare, safer and healthier foods, family planning, improved traffic safety, and tobacco control. To achieve or preserve access to effective health care services in society, there is a considerable need for public health expertise.
The objective of the public health epidemiology programme is to prepare public health professionals to draw upon the knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines in order to define, evaluate, and resolve public health problems. Participants will be prepared for research and for positions at staff and executive levels. Topics included in the programme will be health promotion and health intervention, international health, health policy and management, and occupational and environmental health.