Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research & Epidemiology

Designed with the working health practitioner in mind, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology (HREP), an online/blended programme, offers the learning flexibility and convenience that many health professionals need but which is often not offered by other graduate programmes. Upon completion, graduates will be awarded a fully accredited diploma. Students will also have the option to transfer credits before completion of the programme to other graduate programmes offered by the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) such as the MSc in Epidemiology.

Paid course type

This programme seeks to target persons who are working in health care delivery, administration, industry or non-governmental organisations.

Course details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology is a twenty-one (21) credit programme which comprises the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology - 4 credits
  • Fundamentals of Statistics for Health Research - 4 credits
  • Research Ethics, Research Methods & Project Management - 4 credits
  • Appraising the Medical Literature and Preparing Scientific Manuscripts - 3 credits
  • Data Management for Epidemiological Studies - 3 credits
  • Research Paper - 3 credits

With the exception of the Research Paper, all courses in this programme may also be pursued as stand-alone courses. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree (at least Lower Second Class Honours or its equivalent) from an approved institution.  

Career outcomes

This programme will allow personnel who are working in health care delivery, administration, industry or non-governmental organisations management such as Clinicians (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists/dieticians, physiotherapists, veterinary surgeons, etc.) and other health care providers, allied health professionals

academics/researchers, administrators/policy makers engaged in all sectors of Health Care including government, non-governmental and private organisations to advance their skills and knowledge. 

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