This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic sciences in relation to the practice of medicine. The course will allow students to apply clinical skills developed in their preclinical studies to real-life situations, and thus provide a smooth transition from preclinical to clinical studies. The program allows students to improve their abilities in patient interviews, history taking, and physical and laboratory diagnosis, as well as therapeutics.
This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to conduct population-based research, consider questions being asked, and select appropriate measurement tools and types of data to be collected. Also addressed will be data management and the ethical considerations of conducting population research.
Principles of Epidemiology is the investigation of the factors that determine the distribution and dynamics of health and disease in human populations. The course covers the measure of disease frequency, descriptive epidemiology, study types, and methods to document variation in disease occurrence. The tools of epidemiology are used in all aspects of public health to describe the patterns of illness in populations, design research studies, evaluate public health programs, and keep abreast of changes in the health status of populations.
The research and thesis component of the MSc is a substantial component of the MSc degree. This is a student devised and driven research project that is expected to provide original input, or confirm established data, in an area chosen by the candidate.