Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology

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.

Who should apply

The programme seeks to target persons who are working in health care delivery, administration, industry or non-governmental organisations. These would include:

  • Clinicians (doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons, etc.
  • Health Care Professionals (Nutritionists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Pharmacists, etc.) and other health care providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Academics/researchers
  • Administrators and Policy Makers engaged in all sectors of Health Care including government, non-governmental and private organisations

Course of study

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology has five modules and a Research Paper. Each module may be pursued as a stand-alone course.

Course Code Course Name Credits
HREP5101 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 4 credits
HREP5102 Fundamentals of Statistics for Health Research 4 credits
HREP5103 Research Ethics, Research Methods & Project Management 4 credits
HREP5104 Appraising the Medical Literature and Preparing Scientific Manuscripts 3 credits
HREP5105 Data Management for Epidemiological Studies 3 credits
HREP5106 Research Paper 3 credits


Application and other important information

Please visit The University of the West Indies Open Campus Programme Page

Core Faculty