Mekelle University proposes to develop an MSc program to improve the skills and capability of health professionals to perform research and/or design, develop, implement, and evaluate health information systems. Mekelle University will provide qualified experts and faculty members to design, develop, and deliver courses and conduct the training program.

The conceptual model of the program provides the structure for how each of the modular courses will interact with personal and institutional learning objectives. The framework of the overall program will be biostatistics and health informatics, including aspects of epidemiology but also incorporating public health topics, and developing a system-wide coherence in support of the design, implementation, and evaluation of research activities and information systems. The course framework will be problem-oriented and learner centered. During the courses, students will be provided with data on a specific institution for data analysis and interpretation and information systems design activities.

Upon completion of the MUMSc program, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a knowledge base in the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, health systems management and policy, health economics, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health

    • Apply evidence-based knowledge and management of health determinants to public health issues

    • Select and apply appropriate methods of design, analysis, and synthesis to address population- based health problems

    • Integrate understanding of the interrelationships among the organization, delivery, and information system management of health- related services

    • Communicate public health principles and concepts through various strategies across multiple sectors of the community

    • Enact cultural competence and promote in Public health research

    • Apply ethical principles and behaviors

    • Apply public health knowledge and skills in practical settings