Profession epidemiologist

Epidemiologists centre their research on origin and causes for illness eruption in humans. They determine the way in which diseases are spread out and propose risk preventive measures to health policy organisms.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Investigative / Artistic
  • Investigative / Social

Knowledge

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Preventive medicine

    The measures taken for disease prevention in a specific area or a group of people.

  • Biometrics

    The science and technology that measure and statistically analyse human characteristics such as retina, voice, and facial patterns and DNA.

  • Public health

    The principles of health and sickness affecting the population, including the means for health promotion and prevention and community and primary care.

  • Epidemiology

    The branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution and control of diseases. The disease aetiology, transmission, outbreak investigation, and comparisons of treatment effects.

  • Communicable diseases

    Communicable diseases is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Statistics

    The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

Skills

  • Take disease prevention measures

    Develop, define, implement and evaluate actions to prevent diseases and infections, striving for the enhancement of the health and quality of life for all citizens.

  • Prevent outbreaks of communicable diseases in the community

    Cooperate with public health services and local communities in order to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases, recommending pre-emptive measures and treatment options.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Gather experimental data

    Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.

  • Apply statistical analysis techniques

    Use models (descriptive or inferential statistics) and techniques (data mining or machine learning) for statistical analysis and ICT tools to analyse data, uncover correlations and forecast trends.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

Optional knowledge and skills

professional documentation in health care develop vaccines laboratory techniques advise on legislative acts microbiology-bacteriology biological chemistry develop scientific theories contribute to public health campaigns perform laboratory tests educate on the prevention of illness virology manufacture medicines assess environmental impact statistical analysis system software develop communicable disease control policies assist in clinical trials manage clinical risk immunology write scientific papers analyse blood samples general medicine sas language inform policy makers on health-related challenges archive scientific documentation develop scientific research protocols biology contribute to practice innovation in health care