Curriculum 2017-2018 Matriculation

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) 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 (7 course units)

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1

Fall

 

 

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:

SBS 505

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 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 507

Environmental Epidemiology

1

Fall

 

 

EHS 508

Assessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 511

Principles of Risk Assessment

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 573

Epidemiological Issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 575

Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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

 

 

 EMD DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES (7 course units)

EMD 512

Immunology of Epidemiologists

1

Fall

 

EMD 518

Principles of Infectious Diseases I and II (two terms)

2

Fall/Spring

 

 

EMD 525

Seminar in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
(two terms)

n/a

Fall/Spring

 

 

One of the following:

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking II

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 534

Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

CDE 516

Principles of Epidemiology II

1

Spring

 

 

EMD 553

Transmission Dynamic Modeling of Infectious Diseases

1

Spring

 

 

Two additional EMD courses (from the list of approved EMD elective courses chosen in collaboration with adviser):

EMD

1

 

 

 

EMD

 

1

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (6 course units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rev. 6.29.2017

EMD Electives 2016-17

COURSE

OFFERED

Health Care Epidemiology-Improving HC Quality through Infection Prevention (EMD 530) Spring
Implementation Science (EMD 533) Fall, Not offered 2017
Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (EMD 536)NN Spring

Quantitative Methods for Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EMD 538)

Fall

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance: Concepts and applications (EMD 539)

Spring

Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiologic Methods and Public Health Incentives (EMD 540) Spring

Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition (EMD 543)

Fall

Observing Earth from Space (EMD 548/ARCG 762/F&ES 726/G&G 562)

Spring

Biology of Insect Disease Vectors (EMD 550)

Spring, Not offered 2018

Tackling the Big Three in Resource-limited Settings: Malaria, TB and HIV (EMD 567)
Fall
Advanced Topics in Tropical Parasitic Diseases (EMD 680) Spring 

Water, Sanitation, and Global Health (EMD 537)

Fall

rev. 6.26.2017