Master of Public Health, M2 (second year) : Evaluation and Decision-Making in Health Care

The players involved in healthcare often come from different educational backgrounds in terms of content and objectives, including lexical fields and objectives. In the 21st century, it seems necessary for these different players to share common knowledge and skills, so that together they can better develop policies that are acceptable and accepted by all.

The healthcare field is at the time undergoing radical change, with strong regulatory constraints in terms of patient protection. This course aims to provide a better understanding of healthcare issues, by offering scientific and professional perspectives, from the evaluation of healthcare practices to the organization of the healthcare system.

This course includes :

  • theoretical training between November and February (semester 3, 30 ECTS credits) ;
  • a 4-6 month research internship in an accredited research team (semester 4, 30 ECTS credits).

Theoretical training

Theoretical training aims to acquire the fundamental tools of statistics and health data analysis. It consists of a phase of compulsory teaching between the end of October and the end of December.

Teaching alternates between lectures, practical work and personal project work. Each compulsory course is validated by a specific project or examination.

Research internship

The research internship begins in February and lasts from 4 to 6 months, within an accredited research team in France or abroad. The EDS program’s teaching teams are affiliated with the Centre de Recherche Épidémiologie et StatistiqueS (CRESS, UMR-S 1153) and the Unité Epidémiologie Clinique et Évaluation Économique Appliquée aux Populations Vulnérables (ECEVE, UMR-S 1123), offering a wide range of internship opportunities in a variety of fields.

The internship involves writing a dissertation in English and an oral defense in French (two sessions, early July and early September).

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