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​PhD programs have a minimum of 72 credits. Up to 30 credits from a MS degree program in a related field may be transferred to the PhD program.

Required Courses (26 Credits)

ERHS 532 - Epidemiologic Methods (3 Credits)
Method of epidemiologic investigation and study design.  Applications to disease control with literature examples.

ERHS 640 - Advanced Epidemiology (3 Credits)
In-depth exploration of advanced epidemiologic methods.

ERHS 642 - Applied Logistic Regression (3 Credits)
Basic and advanced concepts of logistic regression with focus on practical applications in epidemiology using SAS.

ERHS 658 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (3 Credits)
Epidemiologic analyses of effects of exposure to environmental and occupational health hazards.

ERHS 693A - Research Seminar: Epidemiology (2 Credits)
(Registration every semester is strongly recommended)
Presentation of student research and discussion of publications from scientific literature.
 
STAT Course to be determined in consultation with advisor
One course from ONE of the following areas is required; 3 or more credits:

Environmental/Occupational Health

ERHS 520 - Environmental and Occupational Health Issues (3 Credits)
Issues in environmental and occupational health sciences in the context of public health and regulatory concerns.

ERHS 526 - Industrial Hygiene (3 Credits)
Theory and application of industrial hygiene principles to management of the occupational environment.

ERHS 536 - Advanced Occupational Health (3 Credits)
Advanced topics in occupational health emphasizing contemporary issues, topics, trends and problems in the field of industrial hygiene.

ERHS 540 - Principles of Ergonomics (3 Credits)
Theory and practice of ergonomics.

Toxicology/Cancer Biology*

ERHS 502 - Fundamentals of Toxicology (3 Credits)
Fundamental principles of toxicology; dose-response, organ targets, toxic agents.

ERHS 510 - Cancer Biology (3 Credits)
Cancer biology, from epidemiology and classification, through the molecular basis of the phenotypes to detection and treatment.

ERHS 611 - Cancer Genetics (2 Credits)
Role of genetic background in determining individual susceptibility to cancer.

ERHS 733 - Environmental Carcinogenesis (3 Credits)
Molecular and cellular mechanisms by which environmental carcinogens exert effects.

Microbiology*

MIP 530 - Advanced Molecular Virology (3 Credits)
Animal virus structure, replication; viral latency, oncogenicity and genetics. Comparative virology.

MIP 651 - Immunobiology (3 Credits)
Structure, function, regulation of immunoglobulins and the immune system. Cellular immunity including transplantation and cancer. 

MIP 760 - Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis (3 Credits)
Mechanisms of bacterium-host interaction at molecular and cellular levels in pathogenesis of bacterial disease.

Statistics*

STAT 511 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I (4 Credits)
Statistical methods for experimenters and researchers emphasizing design and analysis of experiments.

STAT 512 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II (4 Credits)
Statistical methods for experimenters and researchers emphasizing design and analysis of experiments.
 
STAT 523 - Quantitative Spatial Analysis (3 Credits)
Techniques in spatial analysis: point pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, trend surface and spectral analysis.
 
STAT 525 - Analysis of Time Series I (3 Credits)
Trend and seasonality, stationary processes, Hilbert space techniques, spectral distribution function, fitting ARIMA models, linear prediction.

STAT 526 - Analysis of Time Series II (3 Credits)
Spectral analysis; the periodogram; spectral estimation techniques; multivariate time series; linear systems, optimal control; Kalman filtering, prediction.

STAT 547 - Statistics for Environmental Monitoring (3 Credits)
Applications of statistics in environmental pollution studies involving air, water or soil monitoring; sampling designs; trend analysis; censored data.

STAT 560 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3 Credits)
Multivariate analysis of variance; principal components; factor analysis; discriminant analysis; cluster analysis.

Epidemiology Related Courses (12 Credits)
  • Other courses in epidemiology or related areas, as approved by graduate advisory committee.
    Out of Department Requirement (6 or More Credits)
  • Graduate level course work approved by graduate advisory committee.
  • Research (Credits determined by graduate advisory committee; minimum of 27 Credits)
  • ERHS 799 - Dissertation

*Non-ERHS courses cannot be used to meet both required and out-of-department requirements.

 

​Epidemiology and Epidemiology Related Courses

In addition to the following courses, any course listed under the MS or PhD degree programs for the specialization in Epidemiology can be used to satisfy the credit requirement for "Epidemiology Related Courses". 

  • ATS 555 - Air Pollution (3 Credits)
  • ATS 560 - Air Pollution Measurement (2 Credits)
  • ATS 621 - Atmospheric Chemistry (2 Credits)
  • BC 463 - Molecular Genetics (3 Credits)
  • BMS 410 - Physiological Responses to the Environment (3 Credits)
  • BMS 420 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3 Credits)
  • BMS 430 - Endocrinology (3 Credits)
  • BMS 460 - Essentials of Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
  • BMS 500 - Mammalian Physiology I (4 Credits)
  • BMS 501 - Mammalian Physiology II (4 Credits)
  • BMS 620 - Cardiovascular Physiology (3 Credits)
  • BMS 640 - Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology (5 Credits)
  • BSPM 508 - Environmnetal Fate of Pesticides (3 Credits)
  • ERHS 430 - Human Disease and the Environment (3 Credits)
  • ERHS/MIP 533 - Epidemiology of Infectious Disease/Zoonoses (3 Credits)
  • ERHS 550 - Principles of Radiation Biology (5 Credits)
  • ERHS 561 - Radiation Public Health (2 Credits)
  • ERHS 563 - Environmental Contaminant Modeling I (2 Credits)
  • ERHS 648 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment (3 Credits)
  • ERHS/VS 662 - Applied Research - Planning/Design/Analysis (3 Credits)
  • FSHN 640 - Selected Topics in Nutritional Epidemiology (2 Credits)
  • HES 645 - Epidemiology of Health and Physical Activity (3 Credits)
  • MIP/BZ 462 - Parasitology and Vector Biology (3 Credits)
  • MIP 555 - Principles and Mechanisms of Disease (3 Credits)
  • MIP 563 - Biology of Disease Vectors (3 Credits)
  • MIP/BSPM 576 - Bioinformatics (3 Credits)
  • MIP/BZ 578 - Genetics of Natural Populations (3 Credits)
  • MIP 580 - Disease Vectors in the Field and Laboratory (3 Credits)
  • MIP 624 - Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology (2 Credits)
  • MIP 636 - Mechanism of Viral Infection and Disease (4 Credits)
  • NR 421 - Natural Resource Sampling (3 Credits)
  • NR 505 - Concepts in GIS (4 Credits)
  • NR 512 - Spatial Statistical Modeling - Natural Resources (3 Credits)
  • PSY 515 - Women's Health (3 Credits)
  • PSY/IE 517 - Perspectives in Global Health (3 Credits)
  • VM 714 - Veterinary Preventive Medicine (4 Credits)*
  • VS 581 - Advanced Veterinary Epidemiologic Research
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