Curriculum for Epidemiology Area of Emphasis

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Curriculum for Epidemiology Area of Emphasis

Public Health Core (18 credits)

  • CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 725 Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

Required Emphasis Courses (15 credits)

  • CHS 703R Applied Health Data Analysis (3)
  • CHS 708 Epidemiology II (3)
  • CHS 709R Epidemiologic Research Design and Planning (3)
  • CHS 753 Health Informatics (3)
  • CHS 747 Applied Research Methods in Public Health

Possible Electives (6 Credits)*

  • CHS 707 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology
  • CHS 722 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • CHS 723 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • CHS 724 Environmental Epidemiology
  • CHS 735 Introduction to Exposure Assessment and Control
  • CHS 739 Cancer Epidemiology
  • CHS 740 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
  • CHS 748 Epidemiologic Surveillance
  • CHS 749 Outbreak Investigation
  • CHS 781 Environmental and Occupational Risk Assessment
  • CHS 783R Regression and Multivariant Analysis in Health Sciences

*Students may register for other electives with advisor approval. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval and determine if pre-requisites are needed BEFORE signing up for the course.

MPH Culminating Experience (6 credits)

After completing the Epidemiology area of emphasis courses, students will complete a 270 hour internship in a community organization then a final capstone course.

  • CHS 798 MPH Internship (3)
  • CHS 796 Special Problems in Public Health (MPH Capstone) (3)

Suggested Course Progression for the Epidemiology Emphasis

Suggested Course Progression for the Epidemiology Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (first term):
  • CHS 700R: Research Methods (3)
3
Year 1: Fall semester
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
9
Year 1: Spring semester
  • CHS 709R: Epidemiological Research Design & Planning (3)
  • CHS 753: Health Informatics (3)
  • CHS 703R: Applied Health Data Analysis (3)
  • CHS 747: Applied Research Methods in Public Health
12
Summer #2:
  • CHS 798: MPH Internship (3) (prerequisites that must be passed with a grade of B- or better prior to beginning the internship: CHS 700R, 701, 712, 780, 703R, 747, 753)
3
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 708: Epidemiology II (3)
  • CHS 755: Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • Epidemiology Elective (3)
9
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • Epidemiology Elective (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
  • CHS 725: Environmental Health (3)
9