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Epidemiology Post-Master's Certificate

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Three Required Courses



18 quarter credits

Applied Methods in Epidemiology

In this course, learners analyze the application of epidemiological research methodologies and practices to address public health issues in diverse populations. Through the use of these methods as public health practitioners, learners enhance their knowledge of the appropriate research designs used in epidemiology and how to integrate and evaluate public health data. Learners also evaluate the effects of designed evidence-based interventions and related policy statements.

6 quarter credits
Epidemiological Issues in Urban and Rural Health

In this course, learners evaluate critical issues in urban and rural health from an epidemiological perspective. Learners examine epidemiological research and associated research methodologies and practices and use them to identify the determinants of health disparities in urban and rural populations. Learners also analyze the physical, environmental, psychosocial, and occupational factors unique to urban and rural areas and evaluate communication and collaborative strategies used to effectively allocate resources and plan for the health needs of geographically diverse populations.

6 quarter credits
Chronic and Infectious Diseases in Epidemiology

Learners in this course study chronic and infectious disease case studies to gain a better understanding of disease syndromes, their causes, and associated prevention strategies. Learners analyze the genetic, biological, molecular, environmental, psychosocial, and occupational factors that contribute to chronic and infectious disease prevalence across diverse populations and the collaborative strategies used to create public health solutions that address those factors. Learners also examine research methodologies and evidence-based practices for conducting outbreak investigations, developing diseases surveillance systems, evaluating transmission patterns, assessing intervention strategies, and using technology and multimedia to organize and present research findings.

6 quarter credits






18 quarter credits

What can I expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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