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About the CPE Program

The CPE program can be joined in any semester. Students can enroll in up to 12 credit hours of on-line courses and can take advantage of asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences offered through Voice over Internet Protocols (VOIP), Internet Course sites and other resources.  Experienced Professors from the Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry teach the courses with the distance learner in mind.  All have experience with leading lectures, discussions and exercises that include international students “attending” via VOIP.

Learning opportunities are not limited to the course work.  Seminars with leaders in the field are available for downloading during and after their presentations at the University of Florida.  Networking opportunities provide on-line students with the opportunity to participate in a learning community.

When possible during their international travels, face-to-face meetings will be arranged between certificate students and Dr. Linda Cottler, a past president of the American Psychopathological Association and the Founding Chair of the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology or the Director of the CPE Dr. Catherine Striley, past Associate Director of the Washington University School of Medicine sunsetted Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology program. As part of an international community of psychiatric epidemiologists, certificate students will be recognized by MPE graduates and other psychiatric epidemiologists as colleagues and potential collaborators.