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Epidemiology - Ph.D. in Public Health


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The Epidemiology specialization focuses on the scientific understanding of the causes, distribution, control, and prevention of disease in populations.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize critical-thinking and assessment skills in order to analyze barriers, assess needs, and advance the knowledge and practice of public health.
  2. Evaluate and apply population-based theories and strategies used in the prevention of disease and disability.
  3. Lead and inform professional communication, marketing, and public relations on key issues in public health.
  4. Apply fiscal and organizational tenets to public health program leadership.
  5. Demonstrate advanced competency in health informatics and surveillance techniques used in public health programs.
  6. Apply public health research to promote positive social change concerning the health of diverse populations.
  7. Engage in scientific inquiry that advances the knowledge base of research and practice in epidemiology.
  8. Apply epidemiologic concepts and analytical approaches to public health problems.

Specialization Curriculum


Epidemiology Track 1 (84 Quarter Credits)

Quarter

Course

Credits

1

 

PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦  

2 cr.

PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦  

5 cr.

2

 

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦  

5 cr.

RSCH 8101 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  

4 cr.

3

 

PUBH 8270 - Health Informatics and Surveillance♦  

5 cr.

RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

4

 

PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦  

5 cr.

RSCH 8251 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

5

 

PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8500 - Advanced Biostatistics♦  

5 cr.

6

 

PUBH 8550 - Writing a Quality Prospectus♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8450 - Community Health Assessment♦  

5 cr.

7

 

PUBH 8540 - Epidemiology Topics Seminar♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8560 - Advanced Analysis of Secondary Data  

5 cr.

8 to 11

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation  

20 cr.

(5 cr. each term for at least four terms)

 

Epidemiology Track 2 (115 Quarter Credits)

Quarter

Course

Credits

1

 

PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦  

2 cr.

PUBH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦  

5 cr.

2

 

PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed  

1 cr.

PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦  

5 cr.

3

 

PUBH 8033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦  

5 cr.

4

 

PUBH 8035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦  

5 cr.

5

 

PUBH 8034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦  

5 cr.

6

 

RSCH 8101 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  

4 cr.

PUBH 8270 - Health Informatics and Surveillance♦  

5 cr.

7

 

RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦  

5 cr.

8

 

RSCH 8251 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦  

5 cr.

9

 

PUBH 8500 - Advanced Biostatistics♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8550 - Writing a Quality Prospectus♦  

5 cr.

10

 

PUBH 8520 - Advanced Epidemiology Methods♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8540 - Epidemiology Topics Seminar♦  

5 cr.

11

PUBH 8560 - Advanced Analysis of Secondary Data  

5 cr.

12 to 15

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation  

20 cr.

(5 cr. each term for at least four terms)