The Clinical Epidemiology Unit was established in 1989 under the supervision of the Office of the Dean. It was then expanded to become the Section for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2004 under the umbrella of the Research Centre, reflecting the considerable progress made by evidence-based medical research Administration Officers in research and practice. This "evidentiary" approach to research, as it applies to Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health-Social Science and Health-Economics, has helped to better codify, define and enhance our section's objectives and mission with respect to the three primary areas of study: medical research, education, and service. Our current international Ph.D. program began in 2008 and our current M.Sc. program began in 2013.
In the past, we have sponsored several activities and events, including an international conference for evidence-based medicine in 2008 and short courses in both basic clinical epidemiology, and general statistical analysis. We have also provided support in methodologies, analysis and statistics for the faculty's projects and staff.
Nowadays, there are 33 full-time staff members, 6 joint-departmental members, and 3 guest lecturers in the department. Functioning as an experienced team, they hold a combined wealth of broadly placed specialties in the areas of clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical research.
The department has greatly expanded and enhanced its scope and purpose by introducing its international Ph.D. Program in Clinical Epidemiology to the international medical community. We are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the transition from Thai Language instruction and writing to English, with the express purpose of attracting Ph.D. candidates from around the world. Since 2012 we introduced an international M.Sc. program in Medical Epidemiology. Our programs are unique including subjects rarely found in other courses. Also, we are committed to providing the highest level of support to our students to ensure their success.
In 2016 we developed new Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs in Data Science for Health Care, with the first students joining in 2017. This is a new and growing field and we are pleased to be one of the pioneers in the world to bring these specialist programs to you. We are taking the feedback from our current students and faculty and fine tuning these courses to be the best you can find.
During February 2018 our international Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology received accreditation from the ASEAN University Network, and we are currently applying for accreditation for our M.Sc. in Medical Epidemiology. More recently at the end of 2019 the section was upgraded by Mahidol University to be the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Whether you are an expert in the field and are in need of assistance, or a student in search of courses and material to improve your approach to evidence-based research and investigation, we welcome you to join us. Whilst you continue to peruse the following pages, we hope you will find answers to most of your questions. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us directly, we stay at your disposal.