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Mariana University Master of Epidemiology
Mariana University

Master of Epidemiology

Pasto, Colombia

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Jan 2025

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Introduction

The training of epidemiologists in the Master's program is justified given the advances in science and the need to train health professionals to generate new knowledge by conducting research according to the needs of the country. Through evidence-based practice, apply the knowledge generated in decision-making to contribute to improving the quality of health programs, offered both in the preventive field, at the community and individual level, as well as in the field of the clinic, providing tools to raise the quality of care and rationalization of resources.

Likewise, their training in the areas of teaching and education will allow the improvement of the quality of the training of human resources in health, in the undergraduate and graduate programs, indirectly helping the quality of life of the population.

The program has clearly defined within its objectives: "To train researchers with a high academic profile, capable of leading research teams," from which it follows that this is a research master's degree. Consistent with the foregoing, its purpose is to develop competencies that allow active participation in research processes that generate new knowledge or technological processes, therefore, the degree work must reflect the acquisition of scientific competencies typical of an academic researcher and be it requires its development within the lines offered by the University's research groups.

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