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Epidemiology Track Courses

Epidemiology Track Courses

Core courses (21 credit hours)

  • Biology of Aging (3 credits)
  • Issues in Aging Policy (3 credits)
  • Epidemiology of Aging (3 credits)
  • Psychological Aspects of Aging (3 credits)
  • Sociocultural Gerontology (3 credits)
  • Theories/Methods I (3 credits) (taken first semester of first year)
  • Theories/Methods II (3 credits) (taken second semester of first year)

Research Methods/Statistics Courses Foundation (8 credits)

  • Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Principles of Biostatistics (3 credits) (usually taken first semester of first year)
  • Biostatistical Computing (2 credits)

Advanced analytical courses (7-8 credits)

  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Regression Analysis (2 credits)
  • Survival Analysis (2 credits) or Longitudinal Analysis (3 credits)

Track Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • Health Survey Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Observational Studies in Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Clinical Trials and Experimental Epidemiology (3 credits)

Electives* (5-6 credits)

  • Health Care Administration and Evaluation (2 credits)
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Epidemiology and Prev (3 credits)
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (3 credits)
  • Design and Implementation of Research Studies (3 credits)
  • Genetic Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Social Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Survival Analysis (2 credits)
  • Longitudinal Analysis (3 credits)
  • Statistics for Molecular Biology (2 credits)

*Courses selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.

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