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Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

University of Oulu
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Oulu
English
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Application deadline: 20 January 2021
University of Oulu

Program description

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

EBDS is a part of the University of Oulu's flagship program on the molecular and environmental determinants of life-long health and its pioneering longitudinal cohorts. The program utilizes expertise across many units, research groups and faculties. This new international Master's Program offers a comprehensive skill set for its students.

Program content

After completing the master's degree, the student is able to:

  • Collect and manage data
  • Identify and integrate multiple sources of data
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Interpret causal and non-causal relationships    
  • Conduct research work independently and in teams by using scientific research methods
  • Communicate research findings orally and in writing clearly and analytically
  • Broaden and deepen one’s know-how independently, in view of life-long learning

Scholarships & funding

The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a Bachelor's or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver covering 50%, 75%  or 100% of the full tuition fee.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Graduates of EBDS will be able to:

  • Design epidemiological studies
  • Build statistical models
  • Produce new knowledge transferable to public health intervention, health policy and precision medicine

The graduates will learn how to design population-based studies, collect and manage data, and model, visualize and interpret the associations between health-related data to dissect the causal and non-causal relationships. Students will train with one of the largest collections of real life-course data and biobanks, which means they will have an exceptionally rich set of socio-demographic, health and multi-omic data at their use.

Career opportunities

There are also many different career paths for those who graduate from this programme, such as:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Field Investigator
  • Health Department Administrator
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Services Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Minority Health Administrator
  • Research Coordinator

About this institute

University of Oulu

University of Oulu

At the University of Oulu, we produce new science-based solutions, and train future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. We are located close to the Arctic region, humanity’s new frontier. We promote learning and carry out...


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Why study at University of Oulu

  • At the University of Oulu, we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • We produce new scientific information and science-based solutions, and train future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world.
  • We are committed to promoting the UN’s goals of sustainable development with our research and education.
  • Our university’s global impact is based on scientific breakthroughs, new technology and world-class innovations. Our 60,000 alumni are participating in society as well-educated citizens and employees around the world.

Contact info

University of Oulu

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
90570 Oulu
Finland

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www.oulu.fi

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