This Graduate Certificate seeks to provide graduate level instruction in epidemiology to non-graduate-degreed practitioners. Students shall be provided with a scientific foundation to utilize the fundamentals of biometry to describe and study variables related to disease risk, and to organize and maintain databases, while at the same time be provided with opportunities for practical application. This certificate program is open to non-degree-seeking students only.
The Graduate Certificate requires the completion of 18 graduate credits. The student must demonstrate proficiency in research methodology, basic statistical and computer skills related to distribution and determinants of disease. If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, alternative courses may be selected. Substitution of courses must be approved by the advisor. Students should consult with advisors since new courses are frequently added, and some courses have prerequisites and enrollment stipulations.
Required Courses (18 credits)
|PHC 6003||Chronic Disease Epidemiology||3|
|PHC 6000||Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology||3|
|PHC 6001||Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology||3|
|PHC 6004||Injury Epidemiology and Prevention||3|
|PHC 6009||AIDS Epidemiology and Control||3|
|PHC 6536||Health Demography||3|
Alternate Courses (6 credit maximum)
If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, the following courses may be substituted:
|PHC 6012||Current Research in Epidemiology||3|
|PHC 6014||Behavioral Epidemiology||3|
|PHC 6013||Epidemiology II: Observational Design||3|
|PHC 6016||Social Epidemiology||3|
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Graduation (completion) Requirements
Completion of 18 graduate credits with an overall ‘B’ average.