Your complete guide to a PhD in Epidemiology

Everything you need to know about studying a PhD in Epidemiology

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Epidemiology teaches you how to research and understand the factors that impact a community's health, such as infectious and non-infectious diseases, injuries, natural disasters, or exposure to poisonous substances.

During a Bachelor's or Master's in Epidemiology, you can expect to take classes on principles and methods of epidemiology, data analysis, biostatistics, statistical modelling, applied research methodologies, public health, etc.

As a future epidemiologist, you'll spend most of your time evaluating the overall health of human communities, identifying major diseases or disorders and their causes, finding ways to prevent their spread and impact, and helping regulators create better health policies.

Successful epidemiologists have advanced Biological and Medical knowledge and master communication, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and research skills, among others.

After graduating with an Epidemiology degree, you can work for public or private health organisations, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, etc. Other related job titles are clinical epidemiologist, veterinary epidemiologist, data scientist, policy advisor, etc.

To specialise further, you can choose one of the Epidemiology branches, such as Clinical Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, etc.

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