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M.Sc. in Epidemiology (ΕPΙ)

HOU > M.Sc. in Epidemiology (ΕPΙ)
Subject – Purpose
Learning Outcomes
Admission requirements
Academic Supervision Committee

Objectives – Aim
The program provides training in Epidemiology and its specialties. It will provide postgraduate students with knowledge and skills that they can use in medical research and public health. They will be taught epidemiological methods, which will assist them in clinical medical research, in the practical application of public health in various fields and in the evaluation of health care and in the investigation of the cause of the disease and the evaluation of interventions for the prevention or control of the disease. The directions will also give a specialization in epidemiology.

ECTS Credits
The total number of ECTS required for the acquisition of the Master’s degree is 90 ECTS.

Characterization of the Post-graduate Programme
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Classification according to the UNESCO Code ISCED-2011
Based on the level of study: 7

Classification according to the UNESCO Code ISCED-2013
Based on the field of Education and Training: 0912 – Medicine

Specializations of the Programme
The Post-graduate Programme “M.Sc. in Epidemiology” has three specializations:
(1.) Clinical Epidemiology,
(2.) Environmental Epidemiology,
(3.) Social Epidemiology.

Language of instruction
The language of instruction of the program, as well as of the Master’s thesis, is Greek.

Duration of studies
The minimum duration for the completion of the program. The minimum duration of study is one and a half (1 ½) academic years, i.e. three (3) semesters.


Upon completion of the Postgraduate course, students will be able to:

  • Have significant knowledge of the role and contribution of epidemiology in other areas related to health
  • Select the appropriate plans and develop detailed protocols for epidemiological studies
  • Manage computerized epidemiological data and perform appropriate statistical analyzes
  • Evaluate the results of epidemiological studies (their own or other researchers), including the critical evaluation of the study in question, the design of the study, the methods and behaviors, statistical analyzes and interpretation

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.


Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)


For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

The Post-graduate Programme “M.Sc. in Epidemiology” is structured in three (3) academic semesters, which include six (6) compulsory Modules and the preparation of a Master’s Thesis. The minimum duration of study is one and a half (1 1/2) academic years.

In the second semester, the student is obliged to choose one of the three specializations


  1st Semester ECTS
EPI 50 Introduction in Epidemiology (M¹, 10 ECTS)
EPI 51 Statistical methods in Epidemiology (M, 10 ECTS)
EPI 52 Epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases (M, 10 ECTS)
  2nd Semester  
EPI 60 Global Health, Health Promotion and Bioethics (M, 10 ECTS)
  2nd Semester²  
Specialization 1: Clinical Epidemiology
EPI 61 Clinical Epidemiology (M, 10 ECTS)
EPI 62 Epidemiology and – Omics (M, 10 ECTS)
Specialization 2: Environmental Epidemiology
EPI 63 Environmental Epidemiology (M, 10 ECTS)
EPI 64 Risk assessment in Public Health (M, 10 ECTS)
Specialization 3: Social Epidemiology
EPI 65 Social Epidemiology (M, 10 ECTS)
EPI 66 Nutrition Epidemiology (M, 10 ECTS)
  3rd Semester  
EPI DE Thesis (M, 30 ΕCTS)
  Total 90 ECTS


M¹ : Mandatory
2nd Semester²: Choose one of the three Specializations


Instructions for the selection of Modules

You can choose from one (1) to three (3) CMs per semester (30 ECTS).

The selection of the modules is made in the order that the programme structure follows.

For example, in the first semester, if you wish to choose one (1) module, you must enroll in EDI50. If you wish to select two (2) modules, you must enroll on EDI50 and EDI51. If you wish to select three (3) modules, you must select EDI50, EDI51 and EDI52.

During the module enrollment process, the module of the previous semester must be completed first and then the modules of the next semester should be selected.

In the second semester, you must choose one of the three specializations and select modules according to the order of the programme structure respectively.

The preparation of the Master’s thesis (EDIDE) presupposes the successful attendance of all six (6) modules.

The viva examination of the Master’s thesis presupposes the successful completion of all Modules of the Programme.

In order to obtain the Master’s degree, the successful completion of six (6) modules, as well as the successful completion and presentation of the Master’s thesis, is mandatory.

Vantarakis Apostolos, Professor, University of Patras

Verykios Vasilios, Professor, School of Science and Technology (SST), Hellenic Open University (HOU)

Kokkinos Petros, Associate Professor, SST, HOU

Sgourou Argyro, Assistant Professor, SST, HOU

Ntzani Evangelia, Professor, University of Ioannina

Panagiotakos Demosthenes, Professor, Harokopio University

Akinosoglou Karolina, Associate Professor, University of Patras

Student tuition fees for the Postgraduate Programme: 300€ per Module and 1.200€ the thesis. The total cost for the Postgraduate Programme is 3.000€.

Student Records:

Tel.: 2610367313 – E-mail: epi @ eap . gr


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