Curriculum: PhD in Epidemiology

Course

Epidemiology Prerequisites

Credits

Semester

N/A HIPAA & CITI Certification N/A Any
PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Any
PHC 6937 Introduction to Public Health for the Health Professions 0 or 3 Any

Epidemiology Core Courses (36 credits)

Course

Foundation in Statistics & Data Management (8 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6052 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods 3 Fall
PHC 6053 Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences 3 Spring
PHC 7065 Critical Skills in Epidemiological Data Management 2 Spring

Course

Foundation in Epidemiology (3 credits)

Credits

Semester

 Choose one of the following courses:
PHC 6003 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Disability 3 Fall/Spring
PHC 6517 Public Health Concepts in Infectious Diseases 3 Fall

Course

Epidemiology Methods (12 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6000 Epidemiology Methods I 3 Spring
PHC 6011 Epidemiology Methods II 3 Summer
 Choose 6 credits from the following courses:
PHC 7017 Advanced Epidemiology Methods III 3 Spring
PHC 6016 Social Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Fall
PHC 7595 Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology 3 Fall
PHC 6937 Genetic Epidemiology 3 Summer
PHC 6937 Hospital Epidemiology 3 Fall
PHC 6194 Spatial Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 7007 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 7038 Psychiatric Epidemiology 3 Spring

Course

Doctoral Seminar Series (6 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7727 Grant Writing for Population Health Research 2 Summer
PHC 7934 Seminar I: Epidemiology Past, Present, and Future 2 Fall
PHC 7000 Epidemiology Seminar II: Critical Evaluation, Research Proposals, and Methods 2 Spring

Course

Journal Club Series (2 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7901 Epidemiology Literature Review and Critique (Journal Club) 1 Fall
PHC 7902 Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Population Science 1 Spring

Course

Ethics (2 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7427 Ethics in Population Science 2 Summer

Course

Measurement (3 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6711  Measurement in Epidemiology & Outcomes Research 3 Fall

Elective Courses (39 credits)

Course

Statistics Electives (6 credits)

Credits

Semester

 Choose from the following courses or other advanced statistics courses with approval of the Curriculum Chair:
PHC 6020 Clinical Trials Methods 3 Spring
PHC 6059 Introduction to Applied Survival Analysis 3 Fall

Course

Epidemiology Electives (18 credits)

Credits

Semester

 Choose from the following courses or any course listed above that is not already required, or other courses with substantial epidemiological content with approval of the Curriculum Chair:
PHC 7918 Independent Study Variable Any
PHC 6937 Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology 2 Fall
PHC 7083 Computational Epidemiology in Population Science 1 Summer
PHC 7916 National Field Epidemiology Variable Any
PHC 7910 International Field Epidemiology Variable Any

Course

General Electives (15 credits)

Credits

Semester

 Choose any course listed above that is not already required, or other courses with approval of the Curriculum Chair.

Epidemiology Dissertation Research Courses (15 credits)

Course

Pre-Candidacy (3 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7979 Advanced Research Variable Any

Course

Dissertation (12 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation Variable Any

Total (90 credits)

Optional Concentrations

Course

Cancer Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7007 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 7595 Molecular Epidemiology 3 Fall
GMS 6065 Fundamentals of Cancer Biology 3 Spring

Course

Genetic Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7595 Molecular Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 6937 Genetic Epidemiology 3 Fall
A relevant course from Epidemiology or another department, with preapproval 3 Various

Course

Gero-Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

GMS 6485 Population Based Research on Aging 3 Fall
GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology 3 Any
PHC 6016 Social Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Fall

Course

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6517 Public Health Concepts in Infectious Diseases 3 Fall
PHC 6937 Hospital Epidemiology 3 Fall
A relevant course from Epidemiology or another department, with preapproval 3 Various

Course

Psychiatric Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6016 Social Epidemiology 3 Fall
PHC 7595 Psychiatric Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 6041 Landmarks in Psychiatric Epidemiology 2 Various
PHC 6939 CPE Psychiatric Grand Rounds 1 Various

Course

Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration (14 credits)

Credits

Semester

GMS 6847 Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy  3 Fall
GMS 6945 Team Science 1 TBD
GMS 7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research 1 Spring
GMS 6893 Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series 2 TBD
GMS 6895  CTS Journal Club 1 Fall
Approved CTS Elective Courses. 6 Various