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  • Epidemiology 

    This module provides students with an introduction to the concepts and methods of epidemiology and its application in primary and community health. It covers the principles of epidemiological research, provides an overview of different study designs and when each design is indicated drawing on real-life examples. It also covers the interpretation of results of epidemiological studies, explains sources of bias and confounding and different methods of statistical measurements used in epidemiology. No prior statistical experience is required, however familiarity with quantitative data would be an advantage.

  • If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2019/20: £1,020 per single module

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

    Questions about fees?
    Contact Student Finance on:
    +44 (0)1865 483088
    finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk
    Written Exams 100% (3 hour exam).
    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 
    Careers

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.
    How Brookes supports postgraduate students

    Supporting your learning

    From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.