Curriculum - 2016-2017 Matriculation

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE) requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified.

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

TERM
OFFERED

TERM
TAKEN

NOTES

MPH CORE COURSES (8 course units)

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking II

1

Spring

 

 

CDE/EMD 508

Principles of Epidemiology I

1

Fall

 

 

EPH 100

Professional Skills Seminar

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 515

Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 520

Summer Internship (meets public health practice requirement)

n/a

Summer

 

 

EPH 525

Thesis

2

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

CDE 505

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health

1

Fall

 

 

CDE 537

Social and Interpersonal Influences on Health
(recommended for students with a social science background)

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

EHS 503

Public Health Toxicology

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 510

Principles of Environmental Health

1

Fall

 

 

One of the following:

HPM 510

Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems

1

Fall

 

 

HPM 560

Health Economics and U.S. Health Policy

1

Spring

 

 

 CDE DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES (5 course units)

CDE 516

Principles of Epidemiology II (completed first year)

1

Spring

 

CDE 523

Measurement Issues in Chronic Disease Epidemiology

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 525

Seminar in Chronic Disease Epidemiology
(two semesters, completed first year)

n/a

Fall/Spring

 

 

CDE 534

Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology (completed first year)

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

BIS 511

GIS Applications in Epidemiology and Public Health

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 538

Survey Sampling: Methods and Management

1

Spring

 

 

BIS 540

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 623

Applied Regression Analysis

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 625

Categorical Data Analysis

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 626

Gerontologic Biostatistics

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 628

Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis

1

Spring

 

 

BIS 630

Applied Survival Analysis

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

CDE/EHS 502

Physiology for Public Health

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 532

Epidemiology of Cancer

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 535

Epidemiology of Heart Disease and Stroke

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 562

Nutrition and Chronic Disease

1

Fall

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (7 course units)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Chronic Disease Epidemiology students are advised to take two additional CDE courses as electives. 

rev. 8.10.2016