Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick and Newark

Curriculum for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology (45 credits)
Only for students previously enrolled in the MPH in Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology, Newark
(Revised November 23, 2015)

Students seeking the MPH in Epidemiology (formerly Quantitative Methods) degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with an average grade of “B” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

Note: Students should take PHCO 0502 and PHCO 0504 as soon as possible after entering the program (preferably in the fall). These courses are prerequisites for upper level Qcourses. In addition, students are encouraged to take these courses at Newark.

FIELDWORK (6 credits)

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

Note: Fieldwork should be taken after completing EPID 0656. Students completing a collateral must choose their Fieldwork topic in that collateral area.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 credits)

  • BIST 0505 - Intro to SAS for Data Analysis in Public Health (2 credits) -AND-
  • EPID 0584 - Computing II: EPI Info (1 credit)
  • -or-

  • BIST 0515 - Intro to SAS and R for Data Analysis in Public Health
  • -also-

  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods

Note: Students are encouraged to take EPID 0584 during the same semester as PHCO 0502 an the Newark Campus.

All Newark-based students who matriculated into the School of Public Health prior to Fall 2015 and have successfully completed Computing II: EPI Info (1 credit) can complete their department computing requirements by taking BIST 0505 - Intro to SAS for Data Analysis in Public Health (2 credits), which is graded on a Pass/Fail basis (class meetings for 10 weeks).

           
All Newark-based students who matriculated into the School of Public Health prior to Fall 2015 who have NOT completed Computing II: EPI Info (1 credit) can complete their department computing requirements by taking BIST 0515 - Intro to SAS and R for Data Analysis in Public Health (3 credits), which is graded on a Pass/Fail basis (class meetings for 15 weeks). 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY MAJORS (3 credits)

    Choose one of the following two:
  • EPID 0621 - Survey Research Methods Questionnaire Design
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research (to be offered in Fall 2016)

REQUIRED COURSES FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY MAJORS WITHOUT A CLINCICAL BACKGROUND
(3 credits)

  • ENOH 0560 - Public Health Biology and Physiology

Note: Students without a clinical background must take one 3-credit course that provides the medical basis for the etiology and prevention of diseases of public health importance.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR COLLATERAL STUDIES IN INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY (9 credits)

  • EPID 0546 - Seminar in Critical Review of Recent Injury Literature
  • EPID 0622 - Injury Control and Prevention
  • EPID 0658 - Violence in America: Programs & Policy

REQUIRED COURSES FOR COLLATERAL STUDIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION (9 credits)

In addition to 9 required credits of Public Health Nutrition course work (see below), students pursuing collateral studies in this area must successfully complete both of the following Quantitative Methods course:

  • EPID 0621 - Survey Research Methods Questionnaire Design

 

Public Health Nutrition Collateral Courses (9 credits)

  • NUTR 6490 - Nutrition Epidemiology

 

Applied Nutritional Sciences (choose one of the following two):

  • NUTR 6300 - Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism
  • NUTR 7210 - Human Metabolism and Body Composition

 

Notes: If students choose to take both Applied Nutritional Sciences courses above, students must still choose a course below; therefore, graduating with more than 45 credits.

Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Nutrition (choose one of the following nine):

  • NUTR 6160 - Weight Management and Disordered Eating
  • NUTR 6270 - Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • NUTR 6300 - Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism
  • NUTR 6310 - Pediatric Nutrition
  • NUTR 6420 - Nutrition and Aging
  • NUTR 6505 - Ethical Issues in Health Care Practice
  • NUTR 7210 - Human Metabolism and Body Composition
  • NUTR 7215 - Nutrition and Behavioral Management
  • NUTR 7310 - Nutrition Informatics

Notes: All Public Health Nutrition Collateral Courses (NUTR) are offered online.

Recommended Elective Courses (variable)

  • HSAP 0545 - Cost Effectiveness in Public Health & Medicine
  • EPID 0610 - Case Studies in Epidemiology & Public Health
  • EPID 0621 - Survey Research Methods and Questionnaire Design
  • EPID 0622 - Injury Control & Prevention
  • EPID 0638 - TB: A View from the Trenches
  • EPID 0658 - Violence in America: Programs & Policy