Graduate Minor in Infectious Disease and Population Health

About the Graduate Minor

Graduate minors are open to all Drexel graduate students in all schools and colleges. The graduate minors are designed to complement student’s training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline.

The graduate minor in Infectious Disease and Population Health trains students in population-based approaches to infectious disease control. The minor is intended to prepare students to work in health care settings, public health agencies, the pharmaceutical sector, and other organizations engaged in work related to the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Required courses in microbiology and selectives in infectious disease epidemiology, health-care associated infections, and health surveillance, may be supplemented by electives in epidemiology, health communication, management and leadership, and patient safety. The courses in this minor provide a bridge to the student’s discipline-specific major and opportunities to acquire skills needed in the workplace

For students interested in pursuing a career in infectious disease in either the health care or public health sector, it is recommended that students complete an applied experience, through an internship or a research project in an appropriate workplace setting.

Prerequisite Requirements

PBHL 512 or EPI 570 and BST 571 are prerequisites for the required minor courses. Equivalent Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses can be substituted with Program Director approval on a case-by-case basis. A college-level biology and/or microbiology class is highly recommended.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Minor in Infectious Disease and Population Health is open to current Drexel Graduate students.

Program Requirements

Required Course *
EOH 654Microbes and Public Health Practice3.0
Choose two or three selective classes (6 or 9 credits)
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Public Health Surveillance
Elective **3.0
Choose one of the following, if only choosing 2 selectives
Outcomes and Impact Evaluation
Public Health Ethics
Public Health Ethics
Theory and Practice in Health Communication
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Injury Prevention and Control
Safety in Healthcare
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental Hazard Assessment
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Intermediate Epidemiology
Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research
The Changing US HIV Epidemic and the Responses of Affected Communities
Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice
Health Organizational Leadership
Health Care Organizations and Management
Public Health Leadership
Health Systems Policy Analysis
Management of Healthcare Outcomes
Change Management in Public Health
Health Care Strategy and Operations: Creating Change
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For additional information about this graduate minor, contact:

Kristi LeBlanc, MSEd
Senior Program Manager
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

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