The Clinical Epidemiology Unit was established in 1986 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 :rch 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.
Currently, there are 20 full time staff members, 4 joint-departmental members, and 4 guest lecturers in the section. Functioning as an experienced team, they hold a combined wealth of broadly placed specialties in the areas of clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical research.
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. While you continue to peruse the following pages, we hope you will find answers to most of your questions, or contact us directly.