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Fundamentals of Epidemiology
University of Manchester
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Mon 7 February 2022
1 Semester (part time)
Postgraduate (Online)
Online / Distance Learning Course

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.


Course overview

Knowledge of epidemiology to this level is essential for those embarking on a career in public health and for those intending to pursue research. Clinicians and managers of clinical services should find a deeper appreciation of epidemiology, particularly as it relates to health services evaluation, useful.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material. Pre-requisite: You must have passed Fundamentals of Epidemiology (POPH60991).



  • Understanding causation and defining a research question
  • Measuring and comparing disease occurrence
  • Choosing a study design
  • Populations and samples
  • Populations and diseases
  • Measurement error and validity
  • Longitudinal studies, bias, and confounding
  • Epidemiology in the context of health services research, policy and planning
  • Designing your own study


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Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

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