Epidemiology

“The epidemiology specialization prepares students for epidemiological research and evaluation in academic, governmental, private-sector, and community health care sites. The curriculum prepares students to design and conduct studies, manage health data, and make leadership decisions in public health and clinical epidemiology. Epidemiology students will receive in-depth training in quantitative methods including data cleaning and analysis as well as the opportunity to learn software packages including SAS, R, and GIS.  In addition students will have the opportunity to focus in specialty areas including chronic disease, infectious disease, reproductive and perinatal outcomes, environmental epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, and translational epidemiology.”

-Heather Young, PhD, MPH, CHES, Associate Professor

Epidemiology...

  • is a core science of public health
  • focuses on determinants and distribution of disease and injury
  • designs, conducts, interprets and evaluates health related studies
  • manages and analyzes health data

For more information please see the Milken Institute School of Public Health - Epidemiology homepage.

Curriculum

Year 1: Semester 1    
Course Number Title Credits
PubH 6002 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health 3
PubH 6003 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology 3
PubH 6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health 2
PubH 6009 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation 2
PubH 6011 Environmental and Biological Foundations of PH 3
PubH 6012 Fundamentals of Health Policy 2
PubH 6021 Essentials of PH Practice and Leadership 1 - Leading Self and Teams in PH 1
PubH 6591 Leadership Seminar for PA/MPH Students
(meets elective requirement)
1
ANAT 6215 Anatomy for Health Sciences Students 3
  Total Credits 20
Year 1: Semester 2    
Course Number Title Credits
PubH 6022 Essentials of PH Practice and Leadership 2 - Managing Organizations and Influencing Systems in PH 1
PubH 6247 Design of Health Studies 3
PubH 6249 Use of Statistical Packages 3
PubH Electives 1
PubH 6237; OR PubH 6241; OR PubH 6248; OR PubH 6250 Chronic Disease Epidemiology; OR Nutritional Epidemiology; OR Epidemiology of Aging; OR Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS 2
PA 6122 Role of PA in American Health Care 2
  Total Credits 12 
Year 1: Semester 3    
Course Number Title Credits
PubH 6252 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods 3
PubH 6260 Advanced Data Analysis 3
PubH 6242; OR PubH 6244; OR PubH 6245; OR 6259 Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis; OR Cancer Epidemiology; OR Infectious Disease Epidemiology; OR Epidemiology of Surveillance in PH 2
PubH 6243 Elective 1
PubH 6015 Culminating Experience 2
PA 6119 Health Justice & Society II 1
  Total Semester  Credits 12
Year 2: Semester 1
(PA Only Courses)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6101 Clinical Assessment I 4
PA 6104 Integration into Clinical Concepts I 2
PA 6109 Foundations of Medicine 5
PA 6111 Evidence-Based Practice for PA/MPH  Students 1
PHYL 6211 Physiology for Health Sciences Students 3
  Total Semester Credits 15
Year 2: Semester 2
(PA Only Courses)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6102 Clinical Assessment II 1
PA 6105 Integration into Clinical Concepts II 2
PA 6112 Clinical Medicine I 7
PA 6116 Clinical Skills I 2
PA 6120 Human Behavior 2
PHAR 6207 Basic Principles of Pharmacology 2
  Total Semester Credits 16
Year 2: Semester 3
(PA Only Courses)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6103 Clinical Assessment III 1
PA 6106 Integration into Clinical Concepts III 2
PA 6113 Clinical Medicine II 7
PA 6117 Clinical Skills II 1
PA 6121 Clinical Specialties 6
PHAR 6208 Pharm in Dis. Pathophysiology 2
  Total Semester Credits 19
Year 3: Semester 1-3
(PA Rotations)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6259 Introduction to Clinical Education 2
PA 6261 Inpatient Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6262 Primary Care Care Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6263 Surgical Inpatient Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6264 Women's Health Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6265 Pediatrics Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6266 Emergency Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6267 Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6268 Elective Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6300 Introduction to Professional Practice 2
  Clinical Year Total Credits 44