Epidemiology is the central basic science of public health and preventive medicine; it provides one of the fundamental science inputs for a population health. Epidemiology also sets the methodological basis for a clinical and community health research and foundation for evidence based clinical practices. It plays a pivotal role in the design and evaluation of effective health services and policies. The epidemiology programs are very competitive and the MSc program has a limited enrolment.
The epidemiology graduate program has an interdisciplinary approach; students are able to work with people form a variety of academic backgrounds and interests, and develop strong links with different groups, including the clinical epidemiology research programs and methods centers at hospital-based research institutes affiliated with the University.
- Epidemiology & Public Health
- Genetic, Psychiatric, Ocular, Nutrition
- Global Health
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Systematic Reviews
- Health Technology Assessment
- Risk Sciences
- Rare diseases
- Chronic Diseases
- Communicable Diseases
- Harm Reduction
- HIV & HCV Prevention
- Knowledge Translation Research/Implementation Science
- Highly successful graduate program: graduates are employed in research fields or accepted in various higher education program
- World renowned faculty members: The Epidemiology Department has a high portion of Canada research Chairs.
- Affiliated with many research institutes in the Nation’s capital (the Public Health Department of the City of Ottawa, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Local Health Integration Network.