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Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department 

Preamble

Epidemiology and biostatistics are combined to play a powerful role in modern medicine, having become the basic science of both public health research and evidence-based medicine. Field of epidemiology ranges from study of the causes of disease to the control of prevention of disease and distribution of health resources.It should be emphasized that epidemiology focuses on health problems in population groups rather than on an individual Biostatistics concerns the development of statistical methods and plays a vital role in the application of these methods to the design and analysis of studies in public health and biomedical research.

Goal

The Department is dedicated to the expert application and teaching of epidemiological and health services research methods, and to the discovery of new research methods, to improve population health.

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Objectives

  • To enroll outstanding students and, drawing on the core disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics,
  • To support students in developing the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to assume positions of leadership in health sciences. Through challenging coursework and collaborative research opportunities.
  • Use epidemiologic methods to investigate the etiology of disease in human populations
  • Use epidemiologic methods to evaluate health care delivery
  • Develop approaches for applying the findings of epidemiologic research in the formulation of public policy and to participate in formulating and evaluating the effects of such policy

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Specific objectives

  • Capacity Building.To provide a stimulating academic environment which will challenge students to expand their field of knowledge, develop their understanding of epidemiologic methodologies and ability to apply these to a wide range of health problems.
  • EPI BIO track for MSPH
  • MSc Epidemiology

Instituting Research: to do outstanding clinical and population-based research in collaboration with other departments and institutions, and to guide use of the findings in clinical practice and public health policies.

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Roles And Responsibility

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Capacity building
  • Service delivery
  • Networking
  • Consultancy

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Graduate Degree Program Short Courses
MS in Public health Basic Epidemiology and Biostatististics
Extended MS in Public health Data Analysis for Public Health Research
MSHEM Introduction to STATA
MSMEDVC Research Methodology
Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Sampling and Sample size Estimation
Applied Nutrition

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Courses Taught at Graduate level

  • Basic Biostatistics
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Research Process
  • Statistical Methods and Epidemiology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Applied Nutrition

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Recent Assignments

Title Sponsor/collaborator
Workshops on Data Analysis for Nutritional Surveillance at Federal, Provincial and District Levels. WHO Pakistan
Nutrition in Emergencies UNICEF
Infant and Young child Feeding (IYCF) trainings UNICEF
Community Based management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) trainings. UNICEF
Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials UNICEF
Sampling and Sample Size Estimation Health Services Academy & USAID
Managerial Decision Making skills Health Services Academy & USAID
Health Promotion WHO
Safe drinking water and Sanitation Prime Minister’s Program for Prevention & Control of Hepatitis
Capacity-Building Workshop for Social Organizer of PPHI USAID
Course on Health Promotion Planning & Evaluation WHO

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