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Master of Public Health

Epidemiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Epidemiologists describe trends and risks for health and provide the base data for preventive approaches in public health. Through surveillance, screening, data and intervention programs, epidemiologists are needed to determine disease risk factors and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment of diseases.

In the Colorado School of Public Health’s Master of Public Health program in Epidemiology, you’ll be trained in epidemiologic study designs, statistical analysis and the biological principles underlying human diseases. Epidemiology students utilize their training to implement epidemiologic surveillance and research studies, providing evidence-based information to promote health and prevent disease and injuries.

With an MPH in epidemiology, you can work in a wide variety of settings, including international health agencies, state and local health departments, federal government agencies, academia, and numerous research institutions. The epidemiology concentration also provides physician training for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program.  

If you’re interested in being a part of the cornerstone of public health, epidemiology is the profession for you.

 
 
 

 
MPH Concentration in Epidemiology Course Requirements:
Course Title
Course #
Credits
 
 
 
Required MPH Core Credits:
 
21
Applied Biostatistics I  Å
BIOS 6611/6601
3 
Epidemiology
EPID 6630
3
Occupational & Environmental Health
EHOH 6614
3
Social & Behavioral Factors & Health
CBHS 6610
3
Health Systems
HSMP 6603
3
Foundations in Public Health
PUBH 6600
2
Practicum
PUBH 6606
2
Masters Project
PUBH 6955
2 
 
Required Epidemiology Courses:
 
12
Analytical Epidemiology
EPID 6631
3
Applied  Biostatistics II
BIOS 6602
3
SAS Database Design and Management in SAS
Research Methods in Epidemiology
BIOS 6680
EPID 6626
3
 
Epidemiology Electives:
 
9
Methods-Oriented Courses
 
 
Bios Lab-SAS #
BIOS 6603
1
Clinical Epidemiology *
EPID 6629
2
Advanced Epidemiology
EPID 6632
2
Introduction to Systematic Reviews *
EPID 6646
1
Investigation of Disease Outbreaks*
EPID 6640 
2
Research Methods with Secondary Data Sources
Genetic Epidemiology *
 
EPID 7605
EPID 7640
 
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic Oriented Courses
 
 
Cancer Prevention and Control  *
EPID 6622
2
Communicable Disease Epidemiology
EPID 6635
2
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
EPID 6636
3
Injury and Violence Epidemiology and Prevention  *
EPID 6637
2
Cardiovascular Epidemiology *
EPID 6638
1
Epidemiology of Foodborne & Diarrheal Diseases*
EPID 6641 
2
Genetics in Public Health*
EPID 6642
2
Pharmacoepidemiology *
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EPID 7615
EHOH 6617
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Electives: (All CSPH Courses are potential electives)
Epi electives are also available at CSU campus
 
9
 
 
 
Å - BIOS 6611/6612 series recommended for students with calculus
* -  Course is offered every other year – check course catalog for specific timing
# - Course is required for all Epi students entering Fall 2011 or later.  Can be waived for students taking BIOS 6611/6612
 
 
 
 

 Competencies for students concentrating in Epidemiology

1.   Explain the descriptive epidemiology of a given condition, including case definition, calculation of the  primary measures of disease morbidity and mortality, and appropriate comparisons by person, place and time.
2.   List the strengths and limitations of descriptive statistics.
3.   Identify data from existing local, national or international sources.
4.   Describe study designs and understand the advantages and limitations of each design for addressing    specific problems, as well as the practical aspects of their uses, including trade-offs.
5.   Identify and minimize sources of bias; describe both the direction and magnitude of the bias and the effect of potential biases on the measures of association.
6.   Use statistical computer packages to calculate and display descriptive statistics, analyze categorical data, and perform multivariable regression, and other analyses as required.
7.   Examine data for the presence of confounding and interaction (effect modification), identify their presence, and manage them appropriately.
8.   Interpret research results, make appropriate inferences based on results, and recognize the implications of the research results. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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