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 Introduction to Statistics and Computing 4 credits
HREP5103 Research Ethics, Research Methods & Project Management 4 credits
HREP5104 Critical Evaluation of the Medical Literature and Writing Scientific Manuscripts  3 credits
HREP5105 Data Management for Epidemiological Studies 3 credits
  Research Paper 3 credits


Application and other important information

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

Core Faculty

Dr Nadia Bennett

Dr Shelly McFarlane

Dr Shelly Rodrigo

Mr Akil Williams