University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology

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The University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 05405

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology

Format: Online

Program Description:

UVM's online Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology introduces students to the foundations and language of public health through the study of epidemiology.

Epidemiology is a basic science of public health used to study disease and health patterns, causes and effects within specific populations or communities. UVM’s Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology is an 18-credit, online graduate program is a concise immersion into the field of epidemiology and quantitative population health science.

This one-year online program is a collaboration of the College of Medicine, Continuing and Distance Education, and the UVM Graduate College. Graduate students and professionals can take this as a stand-alone program or as part of a master’s, MD, or PhD program.

Leading the Way to Public Health Education

The focus of this program is on providing students with a framework for problem solving and critical thinking in analyzing disease and health-related conditions within a given population and includes disease outbreak investigation, prevention, and control; and applied research methods in public health.

Our program teaches you to:

  • Define a population, especially in terms of disease risk
  • Describe the different ways to express disease frequency in a given population
  • Apply basic concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used statistical distributions in data analysis.
  • Understand the methods used in public health surveillance and disease outbreak investigation
  • Evaluate, promote, and improve health across populations
  • Explain barriers to public health and discuss health-promotion strategies
  • Prepare for further graduate study or research in public health and related fields

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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