Management of Infectious Diseases

Public health professionals face increasing demands to diagnose, prevent, and control existing and emerging infectious diseases. A new MPH in Epidemiology will be offered with a core curriculum that includes courses in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, epidemiologic methods, and health survey research. The emphasis is on skills development that will prepare you for careers in state and local public health, healthcare delivery systems, academic research projects, or serve as a base for a PhD.

Choosing to pursue an MPH in Epidemiology with a subplan in Management of Infectious Diseases will provide you with skills in epidemiologic fieldwork, as well as content knowledge in disease diagnosis and detection, prophylaxis and vaccinology, therapeutics and antibiotic resistance, prevention of disease spread in hospitals or by vectors, public health policy and emergency responses to disease outbreaks, and biosecurity threats. 

Requirements for an MPH in Epidemiology (42 credits) 

Specialization Core Courses (8 credits)

Fall

  • PH 750: Epidemiologic Methods 1 (2 credits) - Schedule TBD
  • PH 753: Public Health Surveillance (2 credits) - Thursdays 5pm

Spring

  • PH 752: Epidemiologic Methods 2 (2 credits) - Mondays 5pm
  • PH 754: Health Survey Research (2 credits) - Mondays 2 pm

Focus area (subplan) required courses below

Managing Infectious Disease (6 credits)  

  • PH 735: Principles of Infectious Diseases I (3 credits) - Wednesdays 5pm (Fall)
  • PH 736: Principles of Infectious Diseases II (3 credits) - Wednesdays 5pm (Spring)
Elective Courses

And choose at least 4 credits from the list of course on the Program Electives page

Management of Infectious Diseases Plan of Study

Epidemiology Faculty
Epidemiology Competencies and Course Matrix
Specialization CompetenciesPH 750PH 752PH 753PH 754
EPI 1 Develop the key components of an epidemiologic study design including strengths, limitations, and alternatives.XX
EPI 2 Select and apply appropriate statistical techniques to analyze and interpret epidemiologic data.XXX
EPI 3 Apply elements of epidemiologic field methods (e.g., survey design, sampling, surveillance).XX
EPI 4 Evaluate and use scientific research or best practices to generate evidence-based public health recommendations for planning, interventions, research, and policies. X
EPI 5 Explain the role of surveillance and describe different surveillance systems and methods used by public health agencies and healthcare systems.X

Management of Infectious Diseases Competencies and Course Matrix

Specialization CompetenciesPH 735PH 736PH 752PH 755
MID 1. Demonstrate knowledge of infectious disease pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis and treatment of major communicable diseasesXX
MID 2. Describe the epidemiology of the major infectious diseases both regionally and worldwide as well as the risk exposures and behaviors as these relate to transmission of pathogensXXX
MID 3. Apply appropriate statistical, epidemiological, and mixed methods approaches to analyzing and interpreting population-level data pertaining to infectious diseasesXXXX
MID 4. Evaluate and use scientific research and best practices to generate evidence-based public health recommendations for infectious-disease planning, interventions, research, and policiesXXXX
MID 5. Describe different surveillance systems and methods used by public health agencies and health care systems to identify and track infectious diseasesXXXX
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