As epidemiology is back bone of public health, department of epidemiology is one of the departments under the school of public health. Currently, one post graduate program (MPH in field epidemiology) is running under the department. The department has enrolled 15 third cohort field epidemiology residents in FY 2010 and has 27 second cohort graduating residents. The department provides epidemiology course for all under graduate and postgraduate students of the college. The Department also provides training, advising, conducting research and community service activities. Alike to other departments, the department is actively working on staff capacity building.