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 analyse and evaluate medical information.
Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired an understanding of the following broad topics:
- Evaluate the efficiency of public policies using economic concepts
- Synthesise the research literature, assessing strengths and weaknesses of published findings, to guide policymaking.
- Conduct decision analysis to evaluate prevention, screening, and treatment alternatives in public health
- Critically evaluate both the methods and application of cost-effectiveness analysis for public health decision-making