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In the Epidemiology Specialty, you will undertake actions to prevent and diagnose preventable, infectious, and communicable epidemiological problems.
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You will prepare as a physician who is trained to meet the highest expectations in biopsychosocial health for epidemiological prevention and diagnosis, as well as treatment and observation.

Duration: 3 years.



  • General Zone Hospital with IMSS Family Medicine Clinic No. 2.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20120187 dated August 10, 2011.


The specialty in Epidemiology places special emphasis on the human side of Medicine, with a major focus on teaching and research.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • You will solve the clinical problems of pathologies typical of Epidemiology in the different clinical scenarios.
  • You will demonstrate through your actions the principles of ethics and professionalism of your specialty.
  • You will support the tutoring of lower-ranking peers and patients.
  • You will conduct research that will allow you to make decisions regarding the care of your patients.

Graduate profile

You will be a medical professional who is competent at carrying out prevention and diagnosis actions, as well as treatment and observation of preventable, infectious, and communicable problems, placing special emphasis on the human side of Medicine, with a major focus on teaching and research.

Admission profile

In order to pursue the Specialty in Epidemiology, you should have the following knowledge:

  • Scientific foundations of Medicine and of Preventive Medicine in particular.
  • Broad knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
  • Fluent and accurate use of oral and written Spanish.
  • Understanding and translating English.

In order to pursue the Specialty in Epidemiology, you should have the following skills:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology.
  • Teamwork.
  • Systematized retrieval of medical information.
  • Basic ability to use the Internet.
  • Basic use of Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Use of statistics packages.

In order to pursue the Specialty in Epidemiology, you should have the following attitudes:

  • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.
  • Discipline, order, and punctuality.
  • Honesty and respect of others as values.
  • Study habits and participation in continuing education activities.
  • Enterprising spirit.
  • Responsibility and leadership in the health care team.
  • An attitude of academic advancement and self-learning.
  • A healthy life style to prevent diseases and enjoy better quality of life.
  • Perseverance in your professional development.

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Consult the courses that you will take in the specialty in Epidemiology.

First year
Code Course CRS Year
ESEP1001 Clinical Training in Surgical Oncology I 196
​ESC01002 Epidemiology 6
ESC01003​ Environmental Health 3
ESC01004 Health Management and Economics 6
ESC01005 Applied Computer Science a la Epidemiology 3
ESC01006 Methodological Design, Validity and reliability 6
ESC01007 Biostatistics I 6
ESC01008 Education I 6
Second year
Code Course CRS Year
ESEP2001 Clinical Training II 196
​ESEP2002 Medical Sociology 3
ESEP2003 Clinical and Hospital Epidemiology 3
ESEP2004 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3
ESEP2005 Epidemiology of Chronic Degenerative Diseases 6
ESEP2006 Health Systems 3
ESEP2007 Evidence-based Medicine 6
ESEP2008 Biostatistics II 6
ESEP2009 Education II 6
Third year
Code Course CRS Year
ESEP3001 Clinical Training III 196
ESEP3002 Field work methods 12
ESEP3003 Social Security 6
ESEP3004 Thesis Seminar 6
ESEP3005 Medical Writing 6
ESEP3006 Medical Professionalism 6


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