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EPI Required Concentration Coarses

Descriptions of the required courses for the epidemiology concentration, in addition to the Foundation MPH courses.


PUBH 536 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
Research design, basic quantitative and qualitative research techniques and ethical considerations. Development of research skills, data collection instruments, and problem identification for research topic.

PUBH 541 Student Outbreak Rapid Response Training (1)
Disease outbreak investigation, prevention, and control. Basic instruction on the steps involved in investigating a real disease outbreak, working in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Knox County Health Department, and the East Tennessee Regional Health Office. Following the initial session, students will be available throughout the semester to assist these public health offices in response to a call for expanded capacity to investigate and address a real disease outbreak. Requires at least four hours of community service learning.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.
Registration Permission: Students must be in a graduate degree program sponsored by the Department of Public Health, or the Department of Food Science and Technology/UTIA. Students in other graduate degree programs or the Graduate Certificate in Food Safety may be enrolled by consent of instructor.

PUBH 630 Advanced Biostatistics (3)
Biostatistics is the application of statistics to biological problems. Offers advanced instruction in biostatistics, including the application of advanced inferential statistical methods to public health practice. Will cover a variety of multivariable modeling approaches, data management, and analysis planning and development.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): PUBH 530 or permission of the instructor.

PUBH 640 Advanced Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related outcomes at the population level. Topics addressed include measures of disease, measures of effect, sources of error, advanced methodological issues unique to the observational and experimental study designs utilized in public health practice and research, causal inference, and screening and clinical epidemiology.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 540 or consent of instructor.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Related Electives (6) 

Professional Skills Development

PUBH 587 Applied Practice Experience (6)
Internship in approved organization under supervision of designated preceptor. Students must complete a total of 6 hours.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.  Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.  Comments: One semester advance notice required.  Registration Permission: Consent of major advisor