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At the end of the programme and on qualifying, graduates will be able to;

  • Demonstrate specific knowledge and skills that are required for the competent practice of Public Health and Epidemiology.
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes competently for Public Health practice in promoting health and preventing disease.
  • Identify at risk individuals and communities to target cost effective Public Health interventions.
  • Liaise with individuals and agencies to promote health and prevent disease under normal and emergency situations.
  • Consolidate and demonstrate skills in planning and implementing intervention programmes as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of intervention programmes and modify or terminate such programmes as necessary.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of epidemiologic research methods and critical analysis of epidemiologic literature.
  • Demonstrate skills in presenting and communicating epidemiologic findings to policy makers and the public
  • Use epidemiologic evidence in health policy development.
  • Promote health and well being, and prevent illness and disability in individuals and communities.
  • Respect the rights of all individuals and communities in the practice of public health and epidemiology and abide by the code of professional ethics.
  • Work as a manager and an effective and contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate skills in self-directed learning and positive attitudes towards continuing professional and personal development.
  • Contribute towards development of public health and epidemiology as a specialty.


Dr. B. Kumerendran assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine ,University of Jaffna from 01-01-2019

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