Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 26.1309
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-1041

 

Drexel's online Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a graduate level, interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals coming from a variety of backgrounds, including physicians, nurses, public health administrators, health educators, clinical research professionals,  policy experts and more. Students will learn about concepts and methods in epidemiology and biostatistics, and how to apply them to real-world problems. Students will also learn techniques for describing, summarizing and analyzing data, assessing associations among variables, and determining the extent to which chance may or may not be influencing the observed results.

Never before has disease prevention and health promotion been more important. As public health issues arise in the US and globally, those who can apply knowledge gained through research to real-world problems are in great demand across all sectors: health care, pharmaceuticals, governmental and non-governmental agencies, business, and academia.

The certificate program is supervised by the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is administered through Drexel University Online. Applications to the certificate program are managed by Drexel University Online. For the most current admission information, please visit Drexel University Online.

About the Curriculum

The certificate program provides research-oriented training in the theory and tools of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, two of the core public health disciplines.

Students learn the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics and gain skills in using epidemiologic and biostatistical tools to describe, monitor, and investigate the drivers of population health. statistical background needed to conduct research, develop hypotheses, analyze data, and interpret and communicate results.

The certificate program consists of three sequential 3.0 credit courses. Each course is taught over a 10-week period, allowing completion of the certificate within a 30-week period. The curriculum reflects core epidemiological and biostatistical concepts and practices in a similar manner to the full-time and Executive MPH programs. Contact between faculty and students creates an intense experience over this exclusively online format. The online format allows asynchronous learning while providing flexibility for adult learners constrained by physical and time limitations.

Program Requirements

Requirements
EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
EPI 571Introduction to Analytic Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
EPI 572Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies3.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 2
EPI 571Introduction to Analytic Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
EPI 572Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 9.0

Additional information

For more information about the program, visit the Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics on the Drexel University Online web site.

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