Discover the use of Big Data in Public Health
The intersection between Big Data and Public Health is opening unconventional career paths such as Health Data Analysts and Biostatistician to name a few. Recognizing this evolution in industries, UPES has developed a framework that allows students to pursue diverse subjects
Data can help foresee trends, unseen problems, and also find solutions to those problems. It can be used in various fields, especially the public health sector, to benefit millions of people. The data generated, gathered, and pooled together can help in the advancement of the healthcare sector, making it possible to delve deeper into disease management and risk elimination.
A fine example of this would be the 2004 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. With the help of data, scientists were able to predict the most vulnerable areas and track the spread of the disease. This not only helped in timely intervention and disease elimination but also ensured that the Ebola outbreak did not become a worldwide pandemic.
The intersection between Big Data and Public Health is opening unconventional career paths for aspiring professionals such as Health Data Analysts and Biostatistician to name a few.
How can students study Big Data and Public Health simultaneously?
UPES recognizes this evolution in industries and how a multidisciplinary learning approach is essential to shape future leaders and industry professionals. The university strongly believes that students should be able to pursue every stream that catches their interest, no matter how diverse the subjects are. Keeping this need of the 21st-century aspirants in mind, UPES has developed the Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence (ABLE), a unique academic framework that enables students to design their own learning curve. This framework gives students the option to build their own academic journey such that it aligns with their educational, professional, as well as personal goals.
Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from focused subject specialisations. They are also given the choice of studying a minor/exploratory subject from any of the other seven schools at UPES. Beyond this, the curriculum offers signature and life-skills courses through the newly instituted School for Life.
Hence, a student specialising in Big Data can easily choose to study Public Health as their minor, earning a diploma in the latter as well. Not only does this promote interdisciplinary learning, but it also helps the budding graduate take a step towards future-proofing their career. Learn more about ABLE here: https://www.upes.ac.in/academic-framework