The M.Sc. in epidemiology is a branch of basic medical sciences and health that evaluates the individuals and public health by collecting data and its analysis. It identifies their distribution in the society, factors affecting them, and then proposes solutions and evaluates the services provided by the health centers in different levels.
The recent century has witnessed a major change in the health patterns of the society. The changes in the birth and death patterns, age pyramid, life expectancy and patterns of the prevalent diseases in the society are evident. Changes in the prevalent diseases from infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and cholera to cardiovascular diseases, cancers and metabolic disorders and causal models of new diseases in addition to the serious attention given to evaluation of environmental factors, work factors and psychological factors have led to development of new interests in this field and provided new grounds for doing research on public health and factors affecting it. New aspects in molecular biology and genetics are the result of the raised interest in researches on the causes of the diseases and factors affecting them.
The most important role of an epidemiologist is the analysis of health statistics, monitoring and evaluating the health programs and determining the cost-effectiveness of health plans. An epidemiologist plays an important role in health system by optimizing the costs in different health programs and levels, and also contributing to selection of the best ways in raising the public health, all of which leading to the economic and social development of the society.
The main objective of the program is training human sources in the graduate level in order to provide the related health services in the following fields:
- Teaching and empowerment in identification of the health issues of the society
- Teaching and empowerment in identification of the behavioral patterns and the
- society’s characteristics in various aspects
- Teaching and empowerment in scientific ways of collecting data
- Teaching and empowerment in monitoring and evaluating of programs and analysis of costeffectiveness
- Teaching and empowerment in ways of using the statistical methods and computers in data analysis
- Teaching and empowerment in identification of the danger sources and ways of controlling them in different levels of the research
General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.
Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in health related sciences in Iran or abroad
The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
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Courses and number of credits:
Compensatory: 1 credits
Seminar: 2 credits
Total: 32 credits
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Epidemiology
In case of any inquiries, please contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Epidemiology through the following:
Contact Person: : Dr. Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd
Tel.: (+98 21) 42933167
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Address: School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Enqelab Square, Tehran, Iran.
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Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran
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