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4.2.2.2    Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology

The professional development of trained epidemiologists competent in the practical application of epidemiologic methods to a wide-range of contemporary public health issues is increasingly important within the context of global pandemics, local outbreaks and rising rates of chronic diseases.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology will provide for the training of members of the healthcare team who have key roles in the planning, implementation or evaluation of disease control programs and who require a good foundation in epidemiology for this work.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in public health/ disease control or epidemiology

English Proficiency for International Applicants
Test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) must be submitted for all international applicants except those whose undergraduate or graduate degrees are from NUS, NTU, SIT, SMU, SUSS and SUTD or from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The following minimum scores for the respective tests are required:

  • 580 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 237 on the TOEFL computer-based test
  • 85 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 6.0 on the IELTS test

Note:
Scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are valid for 2 years from the test date.

Curriculum structure and requirements

All students are required to complete 24 modular credits (MCs) of prescribed modules.

Students are required to complete 12 MCs of core modules, with the remaining credits are fulfilled by prescribed elective modules.

FIRST SEMESTER – 1 CORE MODULE (8MCs)
SPH5002 Public Health Research Methods Core Module (8 MCs)
SECOND SEMESTER – 1 CORE MODULE + 1 ELECTIVE MODULE (8MCs)
SPH5103 Collection, Management & Analysis of Quantitative Data Core Module (4 MCs)
SPH5201 Control of Communicable Diseases Elective Module
SPH5202 Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Elective Module
SPH5407 Programme Evaluation Elective Module
SPH5890 Independent Study Module* Elective Module
THIRD SEMESTER – 2 ELECTIVE MODULES (8MCs)
SPH5204 Nutrition and Health – Fundamentals and Applications Elective Module
SPH5306 Environmental Health Elective Module
SPH5406 Contemporary Global Health Issues Elective Module
SPH5408 Public Health and Ageing Elective Module
SPH5890 Independent Study Module* Elective Module

Note: All modules are worth 4 modular credits (MCs) each, unless otherwise stated.

* Subject to approval.

Residency requirements and candidature

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology (GDAE) is offered on a part-time basis only. Students are expected to complete the programme within 18 months.

Continuation and graduation requirements

The minimum CAP for fulfilment of award of Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology is at least 2.5 or higher.

Assessment modes / Examination rules

Students’ performance will be assessed through a combination of examinations and continuous assessments. The Board of Examiners will govern all assessments.

Assessment can be based on tutorials, laboratories, projects, reports as well as mid-term and final examinations.

For more information on the Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology, please refer here