Certificate in Principles and Applied Epidemiology


  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of definitions in Epidemiology, Various epidemiological measures and Principles of epidemiology for scientific and ethical discussion of health related events and problems.
  • Apply principles of causation to make causal inference from epidemiologic studies. Recognizing the relative strengths and limitations and estimation of disease occurrence rates or death
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of epidemiological study designs in public health, their uses, and drawing appropriate inferences from such epidemiological data
  • Critically evaluate the public health screening programs
  • Understand the key sources of data like epidemiologic investigations, studies, and surveillance.


This course offers the concepts, viewpoints of epidemiology.  It provides highly specialized knowledge in the field of public health epidemiology, by giving importance for various methods for assessing factors associated with the distribution and etiology of disease and health related events in a community. Skills include approaches for identifying and evaluating sources of health information, calculation of key epidemiologic measures, epidemiological investigation techniques, and evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs. Also the course offers the methods to detect the health related events as early as possible through screening techniques.  Public health surveillance, observation, monitoring, screening, hypothesis formulation and testing, descriptive, analytical and experimental research and prediction are part of epidemiology.

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