To produce highly qualified public health specialist able to addresses the public health needs and provide preventive and promotive health services to the community with effective communication and research skills
MPH (Non-Communicable Disease)(Two Years program)
To provide an introduction to the key areas and methods in epidemiology of non-communicable diseases
On completion of this program students should be able to:
- Define the scope of non-communicable diseases epidemiology and appreciate the changing importance of non-communicable diseases as a major public health burden in different parts of the world.
- Explain the rationale for a life-course approach to the aetiology of non-communicable diseases.
- Explain how functional genetic variant associations with common chronic diseases can provide robust estimates of the effects of environmental exposures on these diseases.
- Explain the concept of screening for disease control and how it can be used as a tool in public health.
- Describe the role of infectious agents in the aetiology of non-communicable diseases.
- Apply the theoretical knowledge gained through the course to developing NCD prevention and control strategies.
- Analyse the burden of NCD globally and at a national level in terms of the magnitude of the problem (economic burden, social burden and future impact).
Assess the social, political, environmental, cultural and economic factors contributing to the burden of NCDs in low and middle-income countries