Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

Certificate in Epidemiology students take the following courses.

PUBH 6000/8000Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis in Public Health3
PUBH 6010/8010Public Health Epidemiology3
PUBH 6120/8120Epidemiology Infectious Diseas3
PUBH 6550/8550Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
Total Hours12
  • PLO 1. Define and calculate measures of disease frequency and measures of association between risk factors and disease.
  • PLO 2. Describe the major epidemiologic research study designs and their advantages and limitations.
  • PLO 3. Describe the major sources of bias in epidemiologic research (confounding, selection bias, and measurement error) and the ways to evaluate and reduce bias.
  • PLO 4. Apply criteria to support whether an association is causal.
  • PLO 5. Describe the basic terms and methods used in outbreak investigation, infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, disease prevention trials, and evaluation of screening tests.
  • PLO 6. Interpret the results of an epidemiologic study, including the relation to findings from other epidemiologic studies, potential biologic and/or social mechanisms, the limitations of the study, and any public health implications.