Degree: Master in clinical epidemiology
Duration: Three years
Director: Sr. Sergio Muñoz Navarro PhD.
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The Master's Program in Clinical Epidemiology aims to train a graduate with knowledge and skills in planning, execution and analysis of research in health aspects, including economic and management considerations, incorporating social science methodology and the use of official statistics in the Planning and provision of health services.

The objectives set out for this Program are fundamentally related to the development of an individual capacity to design, conduct, analyze and disseminate clinical and epidemiological research that responds to health problems. This is why it makes sense to apply distance mode, where the student, distant in time and space, can solve a problem situation through a methodologically solid research with the guidance of experienced researchers and related to the area of study, positively affecting the health of the Latin American region thanks to the coverage of the research.

Graduate profile

The graduate has an appropriate knowledge of Clinical Epidemiology and a solid background in the design, conduction, analysis and dissemination of clinical and epidemiological research in different areas of health. In addition to the social sciences, economics, research ethics and Health Management. He/she is able to generate, evaluate and use evidence in health and to carry out relevant, priority and quality research for use in local and regional health decision-making, with skills in health technology assessment, health prioritization and management Projects.

The graduated Clinical Epidemiologist is characterized by his ethical attitude towards research, with capacity for multidisciplinary teamwork, critical of his work and his environment and with skills in self-learning and continuing education. This is evidenced in the capacity of innovation in their professional work and of undertaking new challenges.

Admission requirements

Those interested in applying for this program must complete a request for application through this website and must attach the following documents

• Reasoned request for your application to the program
• Original certificate or legalized copy of professional title with grade and academic degree (when applicable) and certificate of concentration of grades.
• 2 Reference letters of the place where you work or titled.
• Birth certificate
• Photocopy of identity card or passport in the case of foreigners.
• Current photograph in ID-size
• Curriculum vitae
• Comprehensive reading management proof of the English language for use of technical bibliographic resource.
• Proof of management of word processor and database software.

All documents issued by foreign institutions must be presented in original format, legalized at the Chilean embassy or consulate in the country of origin or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile, and translated into Spanish where appropriate.

Description of studies

The Program consists of 56 credits: 44 of subject studies and 12 of the Thesis.

Module I

• Learning environment
• Clinical Epidemiology
• Biostatistics I

Module II

• Clinical Research Designs
• Statistical models for health research

Module III

• Social sciences in health and measurement
• Health Economics

Module IV

• Health management

Módulo V

• Thesis Project
• Elective

The program is taught in a distance mode, through virtual learning environments that combine the use of information and communication technologies with a pedagogical model coherent to the defined curriculum.

Research lines

• Child Health
• Anthropology in Health
• Women's Health
• Gastroenterology
• Health Management
• Quality of life
• Internal Medicine
• Cardiovascular Health
• Rehabilitation
• Surgery
• Odontology

Methodological work lines

• Systematic Reviews
• Clinical Trials
• Qualitative studies
• Economic analysis
• Clinical guidelines
• Organizational Analysis
• Prevalence studies
• Cohort and case-control studies
• Validation of questionnaires