This specialisation provides a strong grounding in epidemiological, analytical and critical appraisal skills used in clinical and applied research. The epidemiology of both non-communicable and communicable diseases will be covered, as well as skills in the collection and analyses of data. Essential for a career in epidemiology, this stream provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan and evaluate strategies to prevent and manage illness across populations. The qualification will boost your opportunities to work in university or government departments of health. Graduates with strong epidemiological skills are also sought in non-government organisations and pharmaceutical companies.