Epidemiology is a scientific discipline of high importance. Finding the distribution of disease, casualty assessment, source identification, control measures and the interplay of the preventive health measures with socio-political, ethical, and scientific factors forms the backbone of this unique science.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many fields including epidemiology. Like many disciplines that are directly or indirectly engaged in the study of COVID-19, epidemiologists are leading in research and policy implementations globally. The practice of epidemiology is fast expanding with the contributions of researchers from other disciplines like mathematics, information technology, geographical sciences, and physics. The need for quality, in-depth, detailed, interdisciplinary, ethical, and timely epidemiological data has created a major demand for accomplished epidemiology professionals at all levels for satisfying the needs of policymakers, public health practitioners, researchers, and the media.
The ‘MPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics program provides an in-depth understanding of epidemiology study designs, methods, and operations, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, policy aspects, genomic epidemiology, biostatistics, and data analytics.
The JLI MPH Difference?
When you choose our Master of Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
Establish CredibilityCompleting your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
Learn at your own paceWe offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
Stay Current and RelevantWe ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Management program – Proceed to Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) Management program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Receive MPH with Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Degree program:
Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis
Infectious Disease Modelling
Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Mental Health‐ Epidemiology and Intervention
Electives (Any two)
Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
The ‘MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics’ upholds the mission of the James Lind Institute for bridging the skills-need gap in public health and clinical research. This specialization offers public health professionals a rewarding career in this fast-expanding discipline of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting healthcare data for policy development and implementation. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for public health professionals and epidemiologists.
The program provides a focussed understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics and enhances your skills to integrate biostatistics and epidemiological concepts in study designs, implementation, analysis, data interpretation, policy development, and management aspects of public health practice.
Apart from public health practice, students who complete this program will also be able to explore careers in the fields of academics & training, community education, consulting, patient advocacy, policy development, hospital infection control, and NGO operations to name a few.
The job market for public health professionals with an in-depth understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics continues to grow.
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at email@example.com for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, or;
If you have completed previous education (bachelor’s degree) at a school where the medium of instruction was English; or
If you have worked in an organization for more than 3 years where day-to-day communication takes place in the English language.
What is the MPH/MSc Dual Degree Program?
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
Master of Science in Public Health Management from Uninettuno University
Master of Public Health from James Lind Institute Switzerland
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
Principles of Public Health UN-001
Globalization and Public Health Challenges UN-002
Public Health Systems and Public Health Policies UN-003
Ethical, Cultural and Behavioural Aspects of Health UN-004
Final Dissertation/Thesis UN-005
EduQua Certified Swiss Institution
James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Swiss Higher Education Institution
James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.
International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy
JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master, and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University, and Research in Italy.
International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified
James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the American Board of Accreditation Services (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.