Welcome to the website of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. On this website we invite you to learn about Medical Education provided by the Department, the Department’s contribution in the field of Public Health and the research activities of the Special Research and Diagnostic Units.

The Department offers programs for undergraduate students of the Medical School and of the School of Dentistry, the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Additionally, there are programs offered for postgraduate students, prospective health officers, who receive special training in order to understand methodological research issues in order to consider the broader needs of the population following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and evidence-based scientific data. Similar specialized courses are offered to staff and to lead research groups and public health bodies.

The Department

The Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics was founded in 1933. At present it forms part of the Sector of Social Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School. The Department is active in education, research and specific diagnosis in the areas of Epidemiology, Research Methodology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Medical Statistics and Occupational Medicine, as well as in more specialized areas developed within the Special Research and Diagnostic Units.