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Epidemiology Curriculum

Applied Epidemiology MPH Concentration

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offered by the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is designed to provide an exceptional balance of academic theory and real world experience, ensuring students are well prepared to find a job they love when they graduate. Whether you wish to pursue the full time or part time option, to complete the degree, you’ll take a combination of Public Health Core courses, Public Health Concentration courses, Public Health Elective courses and Practical Experience courses that together total 45 credits:

Public Health Core Courses

A519 Environmental Science in Public Health 3 Credits
B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I 3 Credits
E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 Credits
H501 U.S. Health care Systems and Health Policy 3 Credits
S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health 3 Credits

 

Epidemiology Concentration Courses

B552 Fundamentals of Data Management 3 Credits
B562 Biostatistics for Public Health II 3 Credits
E601 Advanced Epidemiology 3 Credits
E635 Foundations in Public Health Informatics 3 Credits
E711 Applied Epidemiological Methods I 3 Credits
E712 Applied Epidemiological Methods II 3 Credits

 

Epidemiology Electives

E562 Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus 3 Credits
E609 Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3 Credits
E610 Chronic Disease Epidemiology 3 Credits
E619 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Credits
E645 Information Exchange for Population Health 3 Credits
E651 Public Health Surveillance 3 Credits
E653 Meta-Analysis 3 Credits
E655 Historical Evolution of Epidemiology 3 Credits
E675 Fundamentals of Injury Epidemiology 3 Credits
E675 Nutritional Epidemiology 3 Credits
E715 Design & Implementation of Observational Studies 3 Credits
E780 Pharmacoepidemiology 3 Credits
E795 Cardiovascular Epidemiology 3 Credits

Note: Not every elective is offered every semester.

 

Public Health Practical Experience (Take Both Courses for a Total of 6 Credits)

E602 Public Health Internship 3 Credits

 


For students interested in additional coursework in quantitative methods, a track within the Epidemiology concentration is available by fulfilling electives with biostatistics courses. For more information, visit this page.

 

Sample Full Time Schedule for the MPH With Epidemiology Concentration

 

Fall Year 1

Core Fundamentals of Epidemiology (E517) 3 Credits
Core Biostatistics for Public Health I (B551) 3 Credits
Core Environmental Science in Public Health (A519) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 1

Concentration Advanced Epidemiology (E601) 3 Credits
Concentration Fundamentals of Data Management (B552) 3 Credits
Core Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (S500) 3 Credits

 

Summer Year 1

Core US Health Care Systems & Health Policy (H501) 3 Credits
Internship Public Health Internship (E602) 3 Credits
Elective Epidemiology Elective 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 2

Concentration Applied Epidemiologic Research Methods I (E711) 3 Credits
Concentration Biostatistics for Public Health II (B562) 3 Credits
Concentration Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology (E629) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 2

Concentration Applied Epidemiological Methods II (E712) 3 Credits
Concentration Foundations in Public Health Informatics (E635) 3 Credits
Elective Epidemiology Elective 3 Credits

 

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