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Advanced Master in Public Health Methodology

International course organized in Brussels (BELGIUM)

Objectives:

The objective of this one year programme is to provide a large degree of autonomy in the use of public health methods and the transmission of this knowledge in professional life. Both basic and advanced methods in statistics, epidemiology and qualitative methods are developed through lectures and practice. Integration with other methods is illustrated in various fields: operational and health services research, health planning, health strategies and health economics.

The course is open to public health executives, medical doctors, decision makers, social sciences professionals (sociologist...), researchers...

This programme is directed towards both public health executives, decision makers and researchers.

Graduates enter careers in global health and national health policy and planning, academic research, advisory roles in governments and international agencies.

Training content

This 60 ECTS programme, which covers different methodological aspects, is composed of a compulsory part (50 ECTS) and an optional part (30 ECTS are proposed and the student must choose at least 10 - with a maximum of 25)

The compulsory part of the program counts for 50 ECTS:

Biostatistics and epidemiology

Qualitative methods and contextual factors in public health

Health economics and quality management

Planning and health system research and management

Operational research and south lectures

Master Thesis

The several optional teaching units are related to :

Health information system, interview and questionnaire surveys

Advanced methods in biostatistics and epidemiology

The WHO strategy for incorporation of traditional medicine in healthcare

Special research questions in public health

Special research question in emergency situations

Interdisciplinary seminars in translational medicine


Detailed program

Duration of the course:

1 academic year full time : mid september to the end of june (second exams session in august for the students not graduated in june)

Courses are compulsory as most of them use a educational approach with a lot of interactions (group exercices...).

If you are not available for a 1 year full time programme, possibility to split in 2 years in some specific cases, contact the coordinator for more information.

Language of the course:

English