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.
For enquires on the Graduate Diploma on Applied Epidemiology, please contact us at MPH_Admin@nus.edu.sg
GDAE candidates are required to complete 24 modular credits (MC) for graduation requirements:
Study plans for students are available here.
|CORE MODULES (12MC)|
|SPH5002 Public Health Research Methods [8MC]|
|SPH5103 Collection, Management & Analysis of Quantitative Data|
|ELECTIVE MODULES (12MC)|
|SPH5201 Control of Communicable Diseases|
|SPH5202 Control of Non-communicable Diseases|
|SPH5204 Nutrition and Health – Fundamentals and Applications|
|SPH5205 Urban Outbreak Management|
|SPH5206 Urban Field Epidemiology|
|SPH5406 Contemporary Global Health Issues|
|SPH5407 Programme Evaluation|
|SPH5408 Public Health and Ageing|
|SPH5890 Independent Study Module*|
* The Independent Study Module (ISM) is designed to provide opportunities for students to pursue interests and areas of study not addressed in existing modules. Students may elect to focus on any one of the pre-approved areas of study, with relevance to Applied Epidemiology.
Note: All modules are worth 4 modular credits (MC) each, unless otherwise stated.
1. Minimum Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
- At least 1 year of relevant experience in public health/ disease control or epidemiology
2. English Language Requirements for International Applicants*
*Excludes applicants whose undergraduate or graduate degrees are from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD and English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States
International applicants must submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and must meet the minimum scores required:
- 85 on the TOEFL test
- 6.0 on the IELTS Academic test
Test scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are valid for 2 years. TOEFL and IELTS scores that are no longer valid will not be accepted.
- For TOEFL, please request the testing organization to send your scoresheet directly to Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Please quote 7897 for the TOEFL Institutional Code.
- For IELTS scores, applicants can submit a scanned copy of their IELTS scoresheet.
Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not imply automatic admission into the programme.