MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This course is designed to cover the basic and advanced concepts of epidemiology and many advanced techniques in biostatistics and therefore to train personnel who are able to and competent in analyzing and interpreting data.

The course aims to equip graduates with knowledge in epidemiology and biostatistics and that have the latest skills in analytical epidemiology and biostatistics.


At the end of the course, students will be able to C communicate with other epidemiologists and biostatisticians about technical issues and problems and be able to work within a health team to analyze data.

Apply the skills to the current major health-related problems.

Understand current medical literature and enhance the critical analysis of research findings in order to make appropriate decisions.

Design and carry out different types of epidemiological studies independently or in collaboration.

Advance to higher education, especially Ph.D. and later postdoctoral studies.

Degree award

A candidate who fulfills the above conditions shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics of Tumaini University Makumira, KCMU College.