Certificate in Epidemiology


  • Understand the study of etiology, natural history and cause of disease.
  • Determine the frequency and pattern of disease in population.
  • Design, conduct, analyse and interpret the results of epidemiological study.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of preventative and therapeutic measures for a disease.
  • Determine the Different concepts of Epidemiology and its application.


This course broadly introduces the concept of health and disease and to plan and evaluate strategies to prevent illness. It covers the different approaches and method to apply the knowledge gained to the control of disease through prevention and treatment, resulting in the preservation of public health.


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3 Months


Certificate of Completion

Career prospects

A certificate in epidemiology, learners can work as medical research analyst, medical journalists and scientific officers in the government and other private sectors. With improvements in medical records and information technologies, epidemiologists will have more opportunities to analyze and evaluate medical information.


Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired an understanding of the following broad topics:

  • Understand the concept of health and disease and levels of prevention
  • Understand and calculate basic tools of epidemiology along with classification of various epidemiological study designs
  • Understand the concept of variation, confounders, screening, monitoring, evaluation and surveillance
  • Able to conduct investigation of epidemic, understand concept of EBM and systematic review, conduct meta-analysis
  • Understand concept of clinical, environmental and occupational epidemiology and its application


  • Module 1: Basics of Epidemiology
  • Module 2: Epidemiological study designs
  • Module 3: Screening and Disease Surveillance
  • Module 4: Newer study designs and applied epidemiology


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