Certificate Program in Epidemiologic Methods

The Certificate in Epidemiologic Methods provides in-depth training in epidemiologic methods for non-majors, grounding them in the basic approaches that can benefit their future endeavors in addressing public health issues. The program exposes students to the core epidemiologic methods courses. It is ideal for students who want to strengthen their ability to conduct research, which will benefit them in their future careers, whether that's in a research setting, in academia, or in the community.

Offered by: Department of Epidemiology

Faculty Lead: Jeanette Gustat, PhD

Epidemiologic Methods Certificate Enrollment Form

Certificate Purpose:

Students will acquire training in observational epidemiology and clinical trials.  At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to design and implement studies, conduct basic data analysis, and interpret study findings.

Eligible Students:

Students enrolled in a MPH, MSPH, or MPH&TM degree program at Tulane SPHTM outside of the MPH in Epidemiology.

Certificate Competencies

Students who earn the Certificate in Epidemiologic Methods will be able to:

  • Develop the appropriate research questions for biomedical and public health issues;
  • Apply the best study design to answer important study questions; and
  • Analyze and interpret study findings and critically review epidemiological literature

Numer of Credits Required for Completion: 15

Prerequisite Courses
  • SPHL 6050
  • SPHL 6060
  • EPID 6230 or SPHU 4160
Required Courses
  • BIOS 6040 Intermediate Biostatistics (3)*
  • EPID 7120 Epidemiologic Methods II (3)
  • EPID 7130 Observational Epidemiology (3)
  • EPID 7160 Survey Methodology (3)
  • EPID 7170 Clinical Trials, Design, Conduct and Interpretation (3)

*For programs requiring BIOS 6040, the student may substitute: BIOS 7060 Regression Analysis (3) or BIOS 7150 Categorical Data Analysis (3). For students pursing the master's degree in biostatistics, substitute with BIOS 7220 Nonparametric Statistics (3) or BIOS 7250 Principles of Sampling.

Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how best to plan their graduate course schedule.