Certificate in Epidemiology

2 Semesters

15 Credits
Full-Time or Part-Time

An ideal program for people already involved in data analytics and want to enhance their skills.

What You’ll Learn

Students enrolled the Epidemology Certificate will learn how to apply epidemiologic methods in biomedical research. They will be introduced to various ways of setting up an experiment, collecting data, and analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of different types of studies as well as impact these studies have on public health and policies.

Each student will be paired with an academic advisor with whom they will work to design a custom curriculum and plan for completion. The curriculum will be designed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an academic advisor.”

Certificate Requirements

Students are required to complete 3 required courses (11 credits) and 4 credits of electives. Students are required to complete a total of 15 credits.

BIST 505: Epidemiology and Public Health
3 credits | Spring Semester
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BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis 
3 credits | Spring Semester
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BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software 
2 credits | Fall Semester
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BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology
3 credits | Fall Semester
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TBIO 545: Cancer Epidemiology
3 credits | Fall Semester
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BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials
3 credits | Fall Semester
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Subject to instructor’s approval/appropriate prerequisites

BIST 545: Quantitative Data Analysis & Reporting
3 credits | Fall Semester
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BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis
3 credits | Spring Semester
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BIST 5xx: Applied Biostatistics
3 credits | Spring Semester
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BIST 919: Independent Study
1-3 credits | Spring Semester
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Example Course Schedules

The following are example course schedules. The curriculum and course schedule will be designed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an academic advisor.

Year 1, Fall Semester
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (2 credits)
BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
Elective 1

Year 1, Spring Semester
BIST 505: Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
Elective 2

Year 1, Fall Semester
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software (2 credits)
BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)

Year 1, Spring Semester
BIST 505: Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)

Year 2, Fall Semester
Elective 1

Year 2, Spring Semester
Elective 2