The Certificate in Epidemiologic Methods provides in-depth training in epidemiologic methods for non-majors, grounding them in the basic approaches that can benefit their future endeavors in addressing public health issues. The program exposes students to the core epidemiologic methods courses. It is ideal for students who want to strengthen their ability to conduct research, which will benefit them in their future careers, whether that's in a research setting, in academia, or in the community.
This graduate certificate serves as a second area of study for SPHTM student in the MPH, MSPH or MPHTM degrees and not majoring in Epidemiology.
Offered by: Department of Epidemiology
Faculty Lead: Jeanette Gustat, PhD
Students will acquire training in observational epidemiology and clinical trials. At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to design and implement studies, conduct basic data analysis, and interpret study findings.
SPHTM students enrolled in a MPH, MSPH, or MPH&TM degree program at Tulane SPHTM and not majoring in Epidemiology.
Students who earn the Certificate in Epidemiologic Methods will be able to:
- Develop the appropriate research questions for biomedical and public health issues;
- Apply the best study design to answer important study questions; and
- Analyze and interpret study findings and critically review epidemiological literature
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
|SPHL 6050||Biostatistics for Public Hlth||3|
|SPHL 6060||Epidemiology for Public Health||3|
|EPID 6230||Computer Packages Epid||2|
|or SPHU 4160||Intro to Statistical Packages|
|BIOS 6040||Intermediate Biostatistics||3|
|EPID 7120||Epidemiologic Methods II||3|
|EPID 7130||Observational Epidemiolo||3|
|EPID 7160||Survey Methodology||3|
|EPID 7170||Clinical Trials: Dsgn, Cndct||3|
*For programs requiring BIOS 6040, the student may substitute: BIOS 7060 Regression Analysis (3) or BIOS 7150 Categorical Data Analysis (3). For students pursuing the master's degree in biostatistics, substitute with BIOS 7220 Nonparametric Statistics (3) or BIOS 7250 Principles of Sampling.
Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how best to plan their graduate course schedule.