The MPhil courses in Epidemiology and Public Health are offered by the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. Teaching is based at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, at the heart of one of the leading biomedical centres in the world, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. MPhil students receive their formalised training within an exceptionally high quality, rich and diverse environment for epidemiology and population research.
Core collaborators at the Institute contributing to the MPhils in Public Health and Epidemiology are:
The Department of Public Health and Primary Care provides internationally-recognised expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, biomarkers, quantitative methods, public health, primary care, and behavioural sciences. The Department brings together Units investigating the molecular and cellular basis of disease with those focused on translational research and the development of new therapeutic and preventative approaches. Major areas of application include common chronic diseases, such as cardiometabolic diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases; and the major behavioural risk factors driving these conditions including the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and adverse diets. See more…
The MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge provides world-leading research in the genetic, developmental and environmental determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and research contributing to the prevention of these disorders. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders present a major public health and research challenge. The number of people developing these disorders is increasing, and they result from the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors that operate throughout life. The MRC Epidemiology Unit studies these factors, and the outcomes from these studies are used to develop strategies for the prevention of these diseases in the general population. See more…
Other groups that contribute to our MPhil courses:
The PHG Foundation, a national charity which aims to help biomedical innovations to deliver better health for all.
Few environments can offer students such range and close contact with active and internationally recognised research programmes alongside public health programmes during their taught course studies.