Population health risk assessment is the comprehensive assessment of health risks in the general population based on environmental, genetic, economic, social and behavioural determinants of health. This leads to evidence-based population health risk policy analysis, and ultimately, cost effective population health risk management decisions.
The Graduate Diploma in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management is specially designed for those individuals employed and/or interested in population health analysis and risk assessment. The diploma aims to provide the professional skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in both the public and the private sectors. The diploma is offered both full- and part-time.
On completion of the Diploma, qualified students meeting admission requirements could apply to one of the following programs: the Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) or the Doctorate in Population Health (PhD). Upon admission, students will have to complete the requirements of their program with credits granted for relevant diploma courses.
Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management may request admission to the MSc in Epidemiology. Admission to the MSc is competitive and the number of candidates admitted is limited. If admission is granted, some credits from the Graduate Diploma may be retained in the MSc. This evaluation is made on a case-by-case basis by the MSc Epidemiology Program Committee.
The diploma operates within the framework of the general regulations of the FGPS, which are available on the website at the following link: