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Specialization in Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Professionals

Curriculum

Please contact Ayesha Khan , 410-955-7158 or epi_methods@jhu.edu, for more information.

The Specialization curriculum covers three critical professional competencies: health situation analysis and assessment; public health/epidemiological surveillance; and health promotion (developing healthy people-healthy spaces).

Designed for the working professional, the program’s coursework is completed as professional education, not for academic credit. Registration for the Specialization courses is for non-credit, courses will be graded as Pass/Fail,  and regular attendance and completion of all coursework are required. To earn the Department of Epidemiology completion award, students must actively participate in courses and complete all required readings and assignments. A grade of Pass (P) must be obtained in all courses. Completion of the entire series is required to receive the Training Program award.

The specialization program requires completion of six courses comprised of required core courses and essential elective courses.

REQUIRED COURSES: Students must complete four required courses in epidemiologic methods:

 

REQUIRED COURSES

   
Course Number Course Name Term offered on campus Term offered online
340.601 Principles of Epidemiology OR Summer Institute  
340.721 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I 1

3, Summer Institute

       
340.602 Intermediate Epidemiology OR Summer
Institute
 
340.722 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II 2 4

Students must select either (340.767 AND 340.768) OR 340.769

340.767 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Topics and Methods for Health Situation Analysis  AND Summer
Institute
340.768 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Decision Making in Health Situation Analysis Summer
Institute
340.769 Professional Epidemiology Methods 3

Students must select either (340.765 AND 340.766) OR 340.770

340.765 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: -Epidemiologic Intelligence and Population Health   Summer
Institute
340.766 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Public Health Surveillance Summer
Institute
 
340.770 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Public Health Surveillance 2 Summer
Institute

 

ELECTIVE COURSES
(must choose 2)

340.686 Introduction to Systematic Reviews
and Meta-Analysis
Summer
Institute
 
340.693 Investigation of Outbreaks Summer
Institute
 
340.727 Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods Summer
Institute
3
340.701 Epidemiologic Applications of GIS Summer
Institute
2