Helpman was incorporated in Nigeria as “The Helpman Development Institute LTD/GTE” in March 2020 with the mission to strengthen the otherwise tenuous nexus between academia, industry, policy and development support toward improving public policy effectiveness and advancing socio economic development in the country.

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Population Health




Welcome to Helpman Institute population health school, we are dedicated to advancing the field of population health and producing capabilities in disease epidemiology modeling, burden of disease studies and healthcare system evaluation for effective planning. Through the integration of various disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, and comparative health system, we employ a multidisciplinary approach to understand and improve the health outcomes of communities and populations.


Certificate Program in Population Health Sciences

The certificate program in population health sciences encompasses a range of courses that delve into various aspects of the field. These courses include epidemiology, statistical computing using R, statistics, decision modeling, economic evaluation, regression modeling, systematic review, and infectious disease modeling. The curriculum for these certificate programs is designed to align with the current standards upheld in graduate schools abroad, as well as cater to the in-demand skills necessary in the public health sector. This dual focus aims to equip students with the knowledge and competencies needed for both academic pursuits and the practical realm of work.

Course evaluation

The evaluation of these courses is based on two criteria. Firstly, students are given the opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned in class to real-world scenarios through continuous assessment, comprising take-home assignments and quizzes. This continuous assessment component contributes 60% to the overall grade. Secondly, a final test or exam is administered to measure students' comprehensive understanding of all the material covered in the course, accounting for 40% of the overall grade.

School resource

To facilitate learning, a variety of resources are provided to students. These resources include PowerPoint presentations, which succinctly summarize the core theoretical concepts covered in the courses. Additionally, scholarly articles, book chapters, and animated examples are utilized to establish connections to the subject matter and offer solutions to real-world challenges.

Course duration

  • 9 months

Course objectives

To equip young and emerging researchers with the requisite skills needed to independently conduct research in population health. To build a team of young experts in economic evaluation which is a crucial tool for informing health policy decisions. To develop the skills of young researchers in using a multidisciplinary approach to address population health challenges. To prepare students for top graduate schools in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Course outline

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical computing using R
  • Economic evaluation
  • Statistics
  • Systematic review
  • Decision modeling
  • Regression modeling
  • Infectious disease modeling

Course delivery mode

  • In-person