Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The non-degree Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology will offer instruction on the concepts, methods, and application of epidemiological principles related to infectious diseases. With the growing challenges resulting from the global spread of infectious diseases, practitioners of public health have a greater need for epidemiological tools to identify and control infectious diseases when they appear. This certificate will provide public health practitioners with knowledge and understanding of infectious disease epidemiology, including study design, data collection, analyses, and interpretation of data findings.

The IDE certificate is designed as an 18 credit hour program that can be completed in one academic year as a full-time student or a part-time student can take up to three years to complete.  Students in the IDE certificate will first complete foundational course work in epidemiology and biostatistics, followed by more advanced course work in epidemiological design and methods, infectious disease epidemiology, preparedness and emerging infectious disease. 

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum
A total of 18 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. 

Core Courses: 9 Credit hours  
CPH 504 Epidemiology in Public Health 3 cr hrs
CPH 506 Biostatistics I 3 cr hrs
CPH 623 Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3 cr hrs 
Elective Courses: 9 credit hours selected from the list below  
CPH 624 Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology
CPH 631 Emergency Preparedness: Protection
CPH 650 Biostatistics II
CPH 628 Principles of Epidemiologic Research
PAMM 509 Immunology
PAMM 550 Medical Microbiology

3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
4 cr hrs
2 cr hrs
3 cr hrs

Total Credits:  18 cr hrs


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Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
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