Fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Blended learning program
  • Course developed by UNSW
  • 2 day workshop/CME by faculty from UNSW & Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (AIMSR)
  • Integrating the core disciplines of Epidemiology & Statistics together in one course
Accreditation Partner:

Key Features

Joint Certification by AHERF & UNSW

Scheduled seminars with International faculty

Provides competencies to work in various areas of public health

UNSW is ranked within the top 50 Universities Worldwide

Course Description

The Fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics course is designed to help the the students develop essential knowledge and skills in quantitative public health research by integrating the core disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics in one course. This course will enable the students apply an epidemiological approach to the study of disease and illness, to critically appraise, interpret and assess the quality of evidence of a range of study designs and to apply appropriate statistical techniques in the analysis of public health data.

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who wish to consolidate their knowledge and skills and increase their understanding of the importance of epidemiology and statistics in public health today. The eligibility for this course includes MBBS, MD, BDS, MDS, BPT, MPT , BOT, MOT, PhD, MPhil, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS.

Training by this course opens an extraordinary number of pathways to a meaningful career. Career opportunities within these areas include; public health physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, surveillance officer, monitoring and evaluation coordinators, data managers, research officers, public health/sanitary engineers, demographer, community health nurse and policy analyst.

This Course is accredited by UNSW and jointly certified by School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW and Medvarsity.


Course Outline

Session 1
Part 1/A : Introduction to Epidemiology
Part 2/B : Measure of health status and disease frequency
Session 2
Part 1/A : Measurement of risk, association and health impact in epidemiology
Part 2/B : Measuring association using odds ratio
Session 3
Part 1/A : Introduction to critical appraisal & study types used in epidemiology
Part 2/B : Analytical observational study designs
Session 4
Part 1/A : Study validity and selection bias
Part 2/B : Measurement error
Part 3/C : Confounding and effect modification
Session 5 - Study design and Appraisal
Part 1/A : Intervention studies
Part 2/B : Analytical observational studies
Session 6
Part 1/A : Screening programs and tests
Part 2/B : Causal inference and synthesis of evidence
Session 7
Part 1/A : Introduction to Statistics and Presenting Data
Part 2/B : Sampling and summary statistics
Session 8
Part 1/A : Normal and other distributions
Part 2/B : Precision and confidence intervals
Session 9
Part 1/A : Hypothesis testing
Part 2/B : Comparing the means of two groups
Session 10
Part 1/A : Hypothesis teting with categorical data
Part 2/B : Comparing independent proportions
Session 11
Part 1/A : Analysis of paired data
Part 2/B : Correlation and regression
Session 12
Part 1/A : Analysis of non-normal data
Part 2/B : Sample size estimation
Course Duration
  • 16 Hrs knowledge Training(Live Virtual Classes)
Accreditation Partner

University of New South Wales

Payment Options


1. Course related
  • Can I practice as a Diabetoligist?
    • You can practice Diabetes Management but not as a diabletologist
  • Is this course recognized by MCI?
    • MCI currently doesn't recognize any online courses delivered by any partner. Through our partnerships with international universities and organizations, we ensure that the best learning content is available to our students. Some of our courses may carry international recognition and most of our courses are validated and recognized by over 40 hospital groups in India, Asia and Africa.
  • Is there any hands on training for the Diploma in Emergency Medicine Course?
    • The Diploma in Emergency Medicine Course includes 12 months of clinical practice. During this 12 month period, the student is deployed at one of our partner hospitals (based on location preference). The students may earn a stipend paid by the hospital partner during this period based on hospital partner's policies. The student will also have access to an on-ground facilitator to support their learning progress. Medvarsity doesn't guarantee a stipend payout for any of our courses.
  • Difference between FID & DDM?
    • DDM is a short term program for 6 months by Medvarsity and FID is a 1 year long course offered by Medvarsity with quality assurance by RLA. FID also includes a 1 month Contact Program.
  • Is this certificate valid, as it is an online course?
    • Since the course is not recognized by MCI, the certification will not be valid for applying for jobs in govt. sector.
  • How about placements and salaries after doing the course?
    • Medvarsity provides Placement Assistance and salaries is at the discretion of the employer and the hospital.
2. Eligibility for the course
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment or can I enroll by providing my provisional certificates?
    • This can be done with an undertaking to provide the certificates within the stipulated time.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • Most Medvarsity students require to meet a minimum criteria of having completed their final year of the MBBS undergraduate program. Students who are yet to receive their graduation certificates or MCI registration numbers can provide  an undertaking to provide the same prior to completing their certification at Medvarsity. In the Diploma in Medical Emergency Course students will need to sit for an evaluation interview at the hospital before qualifying for the course. Due to limited number of seats (per location) and criticality of emergency, the interview process mandatory for admissions.
  • What are the prerequisites for an international student?
    • An international medical graduate should apply for a provisional certification to MCI prior to admission to this course. Our guidance counsellors will be able to provide more information on the same.
3. Course delivery
  • How to access the course material online?
    • The course material can be accessed online by the login ID and password provided to you.
  • What if I am unable to open the Medvarsity website?
    • For any queries or any technical assistance, please call on our toll free number (1800-425-6066) or write to us at srm@medvarsity.com. The matter will be looked into at the earliest.
  • How do I access my course?
  • My User ID and Password isn't working on the LMS.
    •  You will be issued a new user ID and password on completion of the registration process. The user ID created for your registration process will not work on our LMS
4. Contact Program
  • Is the contact program mandatory?
    • For the Diploma in Emergency Medicine the contact program is mandatory. You final certificate will not be issued without completion of the contact program.
  • What if I am not able to attend the contact program at the scheduled date?
    • You can attend the next scheduled contact program.
  • Will I be able to choose the center where I wish to attend the contact program?
    • As contact program is mandatory for completion of the Diploma in Emergency Medicine, you will be required to attend the contact program at the prescribed center. Shifting of centers will not be permitted. Additionally Medvarsity doesn't guarantee availability of contact program centers at all locations for this course.
  • What is the minimum attendance required during the program?
    •  It is mandatory to attend all 12 months of contact program for the Diploma in Emergency Medicine.
  • Will Medvarsity provide food and accommodation for the students during the period of the contact program?
    • students during the period of the contact program? No, Medvarsity does not provide any food or accommodation. We can provide assistance in finding an accommodation, but the expenses are to be borne by the student.
5. Assessment and Exams
  • What is the assessment method?
    • MCQ based Online module-wise assessment
    • Final examination - MCQ based test after successful completion of the two module tests and the contact program.
  • What are the criteria to be eligible for the final exam?
    • A minimum of 60% in the module tests is required to be eligible for the final exam.
  • How do I give the exams online?
    • Login into our LMS at  lms.medvarsity.com or Apolloknowledge.com using your user ID and password
    •  Click on My courses and then click on learn option.
    • Then you will find various options like case discussions, videos, animations, E Book , Assessment etc.,
    • Click on Assessment option to give exam.
    • Click on Take assessment and read all the instructions and click on it and then click on start exam and your exam will be started.
    • Every 60 seconds page gets deactivated, hence it is important that you refresh the page time and again.
  • Are the scheduled dates for the exams mandatory or not?
    • It is mandatory, you are expected to complete exams before the Course Expiry date
  • When will the final exam get activated?
    • 45 days prior to course expiry.
  • Session expired and it is showing as unauthorized user?
    • If the page is left idle for more than 60 seconds the session will be expired automatically. Refresh the page periodically.
  • If session is expired, what to do?
    • It will start from the same question where the session expired.
  • While you are attempting exam, error pops up and exam is halted - site will display as attempted(1)
    • Ignore the message as attempted - The attempt is only completed when it displays Finished (1) and the when the result is shown in the progress.
6. Extension of the course
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the first attempt?
    • If you are not able to clear the module test in the first attempt, you can always take a second attempt to clear your module tests.
    What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the second attempt?
    • You can write to us at srm@medvarsity.com requesting for another attempt by paying a reactivation fee.
    How many attempts do I have for the final exam?
    • One attempt
  • What if I do not clear the final examination?
    • You can attempt the exam again by paying the applicable reactivation fee.
  • What if I feel that a question is wrongly framed or an answer is wrongly marked in the online exams?
    • If you feel that something is wrongly mentioned, you can write at srm@medvarsity.com, directing it to the academics team.
  • While attempting the online exam, what if there is a power cut or the internet gets disconnected?
    • If at all there is a power cut or your internet gets disconnected, there is nothing to worry. When you login again, you can continue your test from the point where you had stopped.
  • What if I am not able to complete the course within the duration?
    • You will have to send a request to the CRM team to extend your course and pay the applicable reactivation fee.
7. Placement Assistance
  • Do you provide any placement assistance?
    • We do not provide any placement guarantee as an outcome of the course. On a case to case basis we will introduce your profile to specific recruiting partners but no job guarantee is provided.
8. Feedback
  • What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or what if I have any suggestions to improve the quality of the course?

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