SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
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There are two majors in the division of Public Health sciences: Public Health and Health Care Management and Policy. Public Health sciences involve research related to the health statuses of target groups and related determinats as well as changes of these conditions of policy business planning and evaluations of the resulting effects.

 

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

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