Programs

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Description

This online Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases creates an in depth training in epidemiologic methods and their application to the study, control and prevention of infectious diseases as well as basic training in biostatistical concepts, to help students understand and interpret the statistical methods used by epidemiologist. Focus will be on the application of methods such as study design, surveillance, GIS, vaccination strategies, etc. as applied to infectious diseases.

This certificate is unique because it will provide not only the knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, but will also provide the necessary tools to be applied in the field.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered partially online and at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

None are required.

Requirements

15 credit hours. There are 12 credit hours of required coursework.

PHC 6000 - Epidemiology (3)
PHC 6050 - Biostatistics I (3)
PHC 6002 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)
PHC 6945 - Epidemiological Methods of Infectious Diseases (3)

Electives

Choose one course from the following list:

PHC 6251 - Disease Surveillance and Monitoring (3)
PHC 6517 - Infectious Diseases Prevention Strategies (3)
PHC 6562 - Microbiology for Health Care Workers (3)

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Contacts

Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano
974-6671
asanchez@health.usf.edu

Kathleen O'Rourke
974-4719
korourke@health.usf.edu

Jane Lundh
974-4529
jlundh@health.usf.edu

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