Epidemiology CGS

All students must meet the Requirements for the Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS)

Overview

Epidemiology is often called the “language” of public health, and is the foundation science of public health programs. Epidemiology has many uses and applications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes epidemiology as “the study of the origin and causes of diseases in a community. It is the scientific method of investigation problem-solving used by disease detectives: epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, statisticians, physicians and other health care providers, and public health professionals—to get to the root of health problems and outbreaks in a community.”
(CDC. The Importance of Epidemiology 2011).

The University of Vermont’s Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology is an online and concise, 6-course (18 graduate credits) immersion into the field of epidemiology and related quantitative population health science. This certificate introduces students to the foundations and language of public health and health policy through the study of epidemiology. Completing this course of study will provide students with competency in epidemiology and quantitative public health science.

The program is designed for medical and graduate students, health practitioners, public health professionals and researchers, and others who wish to increase their knowledge in the vital field of epidemiology. It also prepares graduates for advanced study at the master's and doctoral level.

Specific Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO GRADUATE STUDIES FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATE STUDY

Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and have completed 1 college-level course in mathematics and 1 college-level course in science.

MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology requires 18 credits including 4 courses (12 credits) from 4 core content areas and 2 elective courses (6 credits) from an approved list of electives.

4 required core competency courses:
PH 6020Epidemiology I3
PH 6070Epidemiology 23
PH 6030Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH3
PH 6090Public Health Biostatistics II3
Choose 2 elective courses from the list of approved electives, including but not limited to:6
Controversies in Public Health
Public Health & Health Policy
Public Health Law and Ethics
Global Public Health
Food Systems & Public Hlth
Environmental Risk & Risk Comm
Public Health Surveillance
Social Determinants of Health
Improving Health in Population
Public Health Communications
Controversies in HlthEconomics
Global Health Leadership
One Health: Zoonoses
Public Health Informatics
Investigating DiseaseOutbreaks
Legal Issues in Health Care
Climate Change & Human Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises
Exploring Healthcare Systems
Climate Change Emergencies
Maternal and Child Health
Global Mental Health
Special Topics