What's included?

A modern toolbox for epidemiological surveillance, evaluation and control

This unique Master’s degree comprises two semesters of full-time study, providing both an overview and in-depth knowledge in the field of infectious disease control. You will study infectious diseases using national and local health perspectives and examine how (inter)national strategies have an effect at an individual level. The courses combine to provide a modern toolbox for surveillance, evaluation and control of disease spread and epidemics, including epidemiology, GIS, statistics, meta-analysis and mathematical modelling. In the second semester, you will perform an individual epidemiological study of a disease in a national or international context, producing a 15-credit dissertation.

A Master’s programme is different to studying an undergraduate degree, as it requires more independent work and self-motivation. You will be trained in identifying and critically analysing scientific literature, as well as presenting theoretical and practical projects, both orally and in writing. Research questions and results are discussed throughout the programme.

Semester 1

Infectious disease control in changing environment, Statistic data analysis in infectious disease control, Medical geography, Infectious disease epidemiology

Semester 2

Infectious disease epidemiology, Scientific methods in infectious disease control, Degree project in infectious disease control

Course design

The programme includes many guest lectures and study visits, such as to the European Centre for Infectious Disease Control. It is a full-time programme and students are expected to study for 40 hours a week. Examination is through written and oral examination, as well as individual and group assignments. The dissertation may be written as part of a collaboration with the health sector, and empirical data may be collected from abroad during a Minor Field Study.