• Departments
  • Public Health Science
  • Div. of Public Health
  • Div. of Health Care Management and Policy
  • Environmental Health
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Medical Residency Training Program
F

 Public Health

This division places particular emphasis on multifaceted research methods for the assessment and analysis of health and health determinants. This division consists of five majors: biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, public health nutrition, and health demography.



• Major in Biostatistics


[This major deals with the methodology and theory of statistics as applied to problems in life and health sciences]
[The essential areas of various health theories that underlie the development of these areas are studied]

- Understanding of basic statistical techniques, processing and analysis of the health-related data
- Focuses on topics such as categorical data analysis, survival analysis, epidemiological statistics, bioassays, demography and health indices as well as other basic statistical techniques
- In collaboration with scientists, investigate problems in every area of public health



• Major in Epidemiology


[The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states of events in specified populations]
[Provide the basis for planning and the conduction of the business of public health and diagnose the health of the community]

- Studies provide a perspective on the direction of health research and planning
- The current changing patterns of diseases provide various research incentives
- Utilizing the latest research techniques of molecular biology, cellular genetics, and toxicology
- Special interests in environmental and occupational epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, genetic epidemiology and molecular epidemiology



• Major in Bioinformatics


[Study related to the use, analysis, and organization of mass information related to life using a computer]
- Understanding public health and data analysis related to life and phenomena in vivo using computational skills
- Introducing biology, mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, biochemistry, physics theory, predicting the correlations of diseases and incidence assessments
- Predictions of protein structures and functions and the interpretation of nucleotide sequences



• Major in Public Health Nutrition


[The application of nutrition through an organized community effort to improve or maintain the optimum nutritional health of the population or targeted subgroups]
- Focused on health promotion and disease prevention by determining the nutritional needs of community groups and planning, implementing, and evaluating programs to address those needs
- Establishment of nutritional policies and programs for disease prevention and treatment, and the development of nutritional education programs and national nutritional surveillance systems



• Major in Health Demography


[Study of the implications of public health in terms of demographic factors (such as fertility, mortality, and migration) and their changes]
- Examines not only the causes and consequences of such social phenomena but also how and to what extent they affect the present and future of public health elements in society
- Analysis of the socio-demographic determinants of health and disease
- To investigate the socio-demographic determinants of inequality in health and illness has been a large study area of health demography