Epidemiology

MPH: Epidemiology

The Public Health Program's Epidemiology Track offers both a traditional two-year program, as well as a one-year accelerated track for dual-degree and clinical students. This track provides MPH students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers in federal, state, and local government; hospitals and healthcare systems; and nonprofit or non-governmental organizations.

The mission of the Epidemiology track in the MPH program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is to train our students to be leaders in contributing to the protection and promotion of health in human populations. After completing the coursework, students are able to:

  1. Evaluate basic epidemiologic measures of disease occurrence and association
  2. Apply the descriptive epidemiology of health risk factors and health-related outcomes by person, place, and time
  3. Identify data sources and analyze and interpret data for public health research, policy, or practice
  4. Evaluate epidemiologic research hypotheses, study designs, and results
  5. Identify and explain sources of bias and confounding in epidemiologic research
The MPH: Epidemiology program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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2019-2020 Curriculum Plans:


Curriculum

MPH Epi 1 year curriculum

  • Public Health Core Courses

    • MPH Biostatistics (PHS 6253; 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Data Management (PHS 6210: 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 6330; 3 cr.)
    • Foundations in Public Health (PHS 6335; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Assessment, Planning & Evaluation (PHS 6324; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Professionalism & Leadership (PHS 6338; 3 cr.)
    • Social Determinants of Health (PHS 6241; 2 cr.)
    • Health Policy & Management (PHS 6384; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Practice (PHS 6070; 4 cr.)
    25 credits
  • Epidemiology Required Courses

    • Epidemiological Methods (PHS 6333; 3 cr.)
    • Applied Statistical Methods (PHS 6347; 3 cr.) OR Introduction to Linear Models (PHS 6344; 3 cr.)

    6 credits
  • Additional Required Courses

    • Public Health Ethics (PHS 6196-008; 1 cr.)
    • Integrative Learning Experience (PHS 6011-002; 3 cr.)
    • Research Rotation (PHS 6011-001; 3 cr.)
    • Elective OR Research Rotation (4 cr.)

    11 total credits

MPH Epi 2 year curriculum

  • Public Health Core Courses

    • MPH Biostatistics (PHS 6296-008; 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Data Management (PHS 6210; 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 6330; 3 cr.)
    • Foundations in Public Health (PHS 6335; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Assessment, Planning, & Evaluation (PHS 6324; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Professional Development (PHS 6338; 3 cr.)
    • Social Determinants of Health (PHS 6241; 2 cr.)
    • Survey & Qualitative Methods (PHS 62XX; 2 cr.)
    • Health Policy & Management (PHS 6384; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Practice (PHS 6070; 6 cr.)

    29 credits
  • Epidemiology Required Courses

    • Epidemiological Methods (PHS 6333; 3 cr.)
    • New Epi Course (PHS 63XX; 3 cr.)
    • Applied Statistical Methods (PHS 6347; 3 cr.) OR Introduction to Linear Models (PHS 6344; 3 cr.) 

    9 total credits

  • Additional Required Courses

    • Public Health Ethics (PHS 6196-008; 1 cr.)
    • Integrative Learning Experience (PHS 6011-002; 3 cr.)

    4 total credits


Contacts

Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) 772-6635

 

small_pennelCara Pennel, DrPH, MPH
Director,
Public Health Graduate Program
Phone: (409) 772-2288
Email: clpennel@utmb.edu

 

Leslie Stalnaker, MPHLeslie Stalnaker, MPH
Coordinator II,
Public Health Graduate Program
Phone:
(409) 772-5271
Email: lastalna@utmb.edu