MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

This programme has been designed to train health professionals to have an in-depth knowledge of epidemiology, biostatistics and their application in analysing major public health issues in Pakistan and developing countries with a focused approach to regional problems and needs.

Graduates of the programme are expected to play a leading role in the field of public health by analysing major public health problems.

The admissions have closed for 2016-2017 admission cycle. The last date to apply was February 29, 2016. Admissions for next batch will open in ​January 2017.

Programme Objectives

After completing the programme, graduates are expected to be able to: 

  • Understand the principals of epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Critically identify public health problems and use epidemiology and biostatistics to characterise them at the population level
  • Design and conduct epidemiological studies, manage and analyse data and use results to design interventions
  • Apply epidemiological principles to public health problems in the context of resource limitations of developing countries

Clinical Research Specialisation 

The programme also offers specialisation in clinical research for academicians and clinical researchers as well as residents, fellows, young faculty and clinical nurses from medical and allied fields. To read more click​​ here​ .

Part-time Programme 

The University is offering candidates the choice to complete their stipulated two-year requirement in extended time, i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, with other responsibilities and commitments who wish to upgrade their qualifications, are able to benefit from the part-time programme to complete the required courses in three or four years instead of two years. Additional details regarding this option are available from the Programme Director and Programme Office housed within the department of Community Health Sciences (CHS).​