Epidemiological Research Methods Certificate
The purpose of this certificate is to enable the holder to more effectively apply for and design research studies and surveys and do basic descriptive analyses of collected data.
At the end of this program, students should be able to:
- Critically read and interpret the medical literature.
- Write applications for research and survey grants.
- Conduct disease surveillance as practiced in state and county health departments.
- Design research studies and surveys, including special designs for developing countries.
- Create questionnaires for use in different studies and different settings.
- Perform and interpret simple statistical analysis.
Indicators of educational effectiveness
- Class project
- Oral presentation
- Completed application for a graduate-degree program in the School of Public Health
- GRE scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview with departmental faculty member
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I (3)
- EPDM 510 Principles of Epidemiology II (3)
- EPDM 515 Clinical Trials (3)
- EPDM 568 International Epidemiology (2)
- STAT 509 General Statistics (4)
- STAT 515 Grant- and Contract-Proposal Writing (3)
- STAT 564 Survey and Advanced Research Methods (3)
- REL 5__ Religion (relational, ethical, theological) (3)
Choice of descriptive epidemiology
(choose one from the following courses) (3)
- EPDM 534 Epidemiology of Maternal-Child Health (3)
- EPDM 544 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3)
- EPDM 565 Epidemiology of Cancer (3)
- EPDM 566 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease (3)
- EPDM 567 Epidemiology of Aging (3)
- EPDM 588 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (3)
TOTAL UNITS 27
Participants are required to attend a minimum of five forums in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and/or Center for Health Research during their certificate program.