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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3 Months


Certificate of Completion

Career prospects

On successful completion of the short-term course Principles and Applied Epidemiology, students are likely to find career opportunities like Academic Research Epidemiologist, Applied Epidemiologist, Climate Health Epidemiologist, Disaster Epidemiologists, Epidemiology Investigator etc.


Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences using specialized communication and information technology skills
  • Work independently as well as a part of a research team for managing complex public health scenarios using strategic approaches and recommending solutions.
  • Take responsibility for leading required performance and development of an effective professional team in solving public health problems.
  • Conduct continuous self-evaluation and develop professional knowledge and competencies for contribution in evidence based and ethical decision making.
  • Analyse data from key sources like epidemiologic investigations, studies, and surveillance, with special emphasis on the identification of health disparities and promotion of health equity.


  • Module 1: General Epidemiology
  • Module 2: Measuring health and disease
  • Module 3: Types of Epidemiological studies
  • Module 4: Disease prevention and control


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