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This module aims to enhance the measurement skills essential for effective Public Health practice. It complements the other modules and lays the foundation for further study or work in the field of Epidemiology and health research. It provides an introduction to the concepts, methods and role of Epidemiology in Public Health and provides a variety of tools for the assessment and interpretation of health problems.


Prof Neil Myburgh and Prof Debra Jackson

School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape

Course Structure: Taught online with weekly student meetings.


Image courtesy of Lucy Alexander, SOPH, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License

The Vision of the School of Public Health is to contribute to the optimal health of populations living in a healthy and sustainable environment in developing countries, particularly Africa, with access to an appropriate, high quality, comprehensive and equitable health system, based on a human rights approach.

The Purpose of the School is to contribute to developing policy-makers and implementers who are knowledgeable and skilled in the principles and practice of Public Health, whose practice is based on research, influenced by informed and active communities, and implemented with a commitment to equity, social justice and human dignity.

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