MTECH HEALTH STATISTICS

The Master of Technology (MTech) Degree Programme in Health Statistics is designed to enable BTech Health Statistics students, and graduates from related programmes pursue advance education and training in Health Statistics. The course aims to provide students with advanced statistics skills for exciting and challenging careers in the industries dealing with Health Statistics research and data analysis.

The course has been designed to provide a greater depth of knowledge in aspects of advanced data analysis. These will enable the students to design Health Statistics data collection procedure, analysis and interpretation and to provide leadership in innovation, research and technology transfer. The curriculum makes adequate provision of several themes in Health Statistics Data Analysis, including statistical applications, statistical modelling and inference, applied time series analysis, spatial data analysis, geographical information systems.

 

Admission Requirements

The duration of the Master of Technology programme is two (2) years, and to gain admission to the programme, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements: 

Applicants must possess a B.Tech or B.Sc. Statistics/ /Health Statistics or equivalent qualification. All applicants must have a minimum of one (1) year post-qualification industrial experience. Preference will be given to applicants with 1st Class and 2nd Class Upper Honours. First Class B.Tech Health Statistics applicants may be admitted without the post-graduation industrial experience. Applicants with a second class (lower division) or lower qualifications will have to pass an interview before admission into the programme.

Applicants with other statistics or mathematics backgrounds would be required to take relevant health science courses as prerequisites.

 

MTech Health Statistics

YEAR 1: COURSE-BASED PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

 

COURSE CODE

 

 

COURSE TITLE

 

STAH 501

 

Core

Advanced Probability Theory

STAH 503

 

Core

Statistical Modeling

STAH 505

 

Elective

Principles of Public Health

STAH 507

Elective

Concept of Epidemiology and public health

STAH 509

 

Elective

 

STAH 511

Core

Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis

 

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

 

COURSE CODE

 

 

COURSE TITLE

 

STAH 502

Core

Survival Data Analysis

STAH 504

Elective

Application of Epidemiology to Communicable Disease

STAH 506

Core

Spatial Data Analysis

STAH 502

Core

Survival Data Analysis

STAH 508

Elective

Statistical Reasoning To Diseases

STAH 510

Elective

Statistical Reporting On Clinical Research

STAH 512

Elective

Clinical Trial

STAH 514

Elective

Medical Sociology

 

YEAR 2: RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

 

COURSE CODE

COMPONENT

STAF 12

 

M. Tech Thesis I

STAH 14

 

Seminar I

STAH 13

 

M. Tech Thesis II

STAH 15

 

Seminar II

 

Employment Prospects of Graduates:

  • Ghana Statistical Service
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Ghana Health Service (District and Regional Health Directorates)
  •  Insurance Firms
  • Research Institutions
  •  Environmental Agencies
  •  And all governmental and private agencies that require statistical consulting and application. 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration: 
2 Years
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