Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease in a given population. Epidemiologists design studies, collect data, perform statistical analysis, interpret and disseminate research results and develop policy. Persons can come to epidemiology from a variety of backgrounds including health (animal or human), science and technology (including the biomedical sciences) and social sciences (psychology, demography, economics) and use it to enhance their existing careers or develop new competences.
CAIHR offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology in collaboration with the UWI Open Campus. The course is delivered fully online with option for face-to-face for some modules. The programme seeks to target persons who are working in health care delivery, administration, industry or non-governmental organisations.
Nutrition can be defined as the science of foods and the effects of nutrients and other substances contained within foods on health. Nutritionists seek to acquire a clear understanding of the scientific bases of nutrition and to apply their nutritional knowledge to health-related problems at the individual, community, and national levels.
- Nutrition module for the MBBS programme coordinated by Dr Suzanne Soares-Wynter
Nutrition plays an integral role in the management of health and disease. CAIHR contributes to the training of future physicians enrolled in the undergraduate training programme for the Faculty of Medicine, in human nutrition.