Epidemiology is the science that takes a population view to quantifying health issues in the population. This helps us understand why some population groups experience worse health than others, and to determine which interventions and services should be provided to improve population health.
Public health is a field focused on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health of the general population through organised efforts. In this minor you'll develop skills in epidemiological and statistical analysis, and interpretation of data, to help understand population health and evaluate public health initiatives.
Providing a population perspective to the task of measuring and improving health is a valuable skill for many careers in government and non-government agencies. You could apply your skills as a data analyst, epidemiologist, research officer, policy officer or environmental health officer.
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Last updated: 09 Jul 2019