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Master of Science by Coursework in Global Health Science and Epidemiology

  • 1. The Divisional Board of Medical Sciences will appoint an Organising Committee to supervise the course, which will have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

  • 2. The Organising Committee of the course will appoint an academic adviser for each candidate.

  • 3. Each candidate must follow a course of study in Global Health Science and Epidemiology for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable.

  • 4.  Candidates must complete the following assessment:

    • (i) A report of not more than 2500 words on an analysis of a dataset based on a research question based on material studied in the Principles of Statistics and Principles of Epidemiology modules. Candidates must submit an annotated copy of all statistical code used for the data analysis.

    • (ii) An examination paper relating to the Principles of Epidemiology, and the Principles of Statistics.

    • (iii) Four option modules from those listed in the Schedule. For each option module candidates must submit a report of not more than 2500 words. The topic and structure of the report will be set out in the course handbook. Candidates will be expected to draw on the content of the Introduction to Global Health Science module in the reports for the four option modules.

    • (iv) A dissertation of not more than 10,000 words on a research project as set out in the Schedule below. The research project and the subject of the dissertation must have been approved by the Course Directors. Candidates will be required to draw on the content of the International Research Ethics module when conducting their research project and in the dissertation  

  • 5. Candidates may be examined viva voce and this examination will take place on dates to be determined by the examiners.

  • 6. The arrangements for submission of the dissertation will be published in the course handbook at the start of the course.

  • 7. The written submissions for assessment (i) and (iii) must be uploaded to the University approved online assessment platform by the dates to be specified in the course handbook at hte start of the course. Each submission must be accompanied by a declaration of authorship by the candidate.

  • 8. The Dissertation must be uploaded to the University approved online assessment platform by the dates to be specified in the course handbook at the start of the course. The submission must be accompanied by a declaration of authorship by the candidate.

  • Schedule

  • A. Core Modules
  • 1. Introduction to Global Health Science

  • 2. Principles of Epidemiology

  • 3. Principles of Statistics

  • 4. International Research Ethics.
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           B. Option Modules

1. Clinical Trials and Meta-Analyses

2. Communicable Diseases Epidemiology

3. Genetic Epidemiology

4. Health Economics

5. Maternal and Child Health

  • 6. Non-Communicable Diseases

  • 7. Nutritional Epidemiology
  • 8. Principles and Applications of Data Science

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  • C. Research Project
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  • A research project will be conducted under the supervision of a research placement supervisor. Following the written examinations, students will undertake reading and research in relation to their research project during Trinity Term and part of the long vacation. The subject of each student's dissertation, and the supervision arrangements for each student must be approved by the Course Directors.