Curriculum

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The M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology requires the completion of ten courses, including a Capstone course. The M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology requires the student to complete the following courses. All “a” courses are offered in the fall term, “b” courses are offered in the spring term.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Units

BIS 623a, Applied Regression Analysis                                                                

1

BIS 625a, Categorical Data Analysis                                                                                   

1

BIS 630b, Applied Survival Analysis                                                

1

CDE 508a, Principles of Epidemiology I                                                    

1

CDE 516b, Principles of Epidemiology II                                                            

1

CDE 523b, Measurement Issues in Chronic Disease Epidemiology              

1

CDE 525a/b, Seminar in Chronic Disease Epidemiology/Social and Behavioral Sciences (this course does not count towards the ten required courses)          

0

CDE 617b, Developing a Research Proposal (Capstone Course)*               

1

EPH 600b, Research Ethics and Responsibility (this course does not count towards the ten required courses)                       

0

 

Three of the following ELECTIVES:
(NOTE: These are suggested electives; alternate electives may be chosen with your advisor’s approval)

 

BIS 511a, GIS Applications in Epidemiology and Public Health                  

1

BIS 540a, Fundamentals of Clinical Trials                                                  

1

BIS 561b, Advanced Topics in Multicenter Clinical Trials                                   

1

BIS 643b, Theory of Survival Analysis and its Applications                       

1

BIS 645a, Statistical Methods in Human Genetics                                       

1

CDE 520b,Case-Based Learning for Genetic & Environmental Diseases                                  

1

CDE 531a, Health and Aging                                                          

1

CDE 532b, Epidemiology of Cancer                                                

1

CDE 533a, Topics in Perinatal Epidemiology                                            

1

CDE 535b, Epidemiology of Heart Disease and Stroke                    

1

CDE 562a, Nutrition and Chronic Disease                                                  

1

CDE 597a, Genetic Concepts in Public Health

1

CDE 634b, Advanced Applied Analytical Methods in Epidemiology and Public Health

1

CDE 650a, Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care and Medicine      

1

*In this capstone course, the student is required to develop a grant application that is deemed reasonably competitive by the instructor. An alternative to this capstone course is an individualized tutorial (CDE600) in which the student completes a manuscript that is suitable for submission for publication in a relevant journal. 

rev. 7.27.2016