Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 26.0509
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-1041

About the Program

The online Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control prepares students to work in healthcare settings, public health agencies, the pharmaceutical sector, and other organizations engaged in work related to the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The certificate integrates relevant courses in epidemiology, infectious diseases, and patient safety.

The certificate is offered entirely online to provide qualified students and working professionals with an opportunity to acquire these credentials regardless of restrictions in time and physical location. Those who successfully complete the certificate program and wish to broaden their scope of public health education could pursue an MPH degree program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Working knowledge of and access to a personal computer (no more than four years old), high-speed connection to the Internet, and Microsoft Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to download free versions of software required for the program
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in public health

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EOH 650Microbes in Public Health Practice I: Overview of Bacterial Pathogens3.0
EOH 651Microbes in Public Health Practice II: Overview of Viral and Other Pathogens3.0
EOH 655Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment3.0
EPI 553Infectious Disease Epidemiology3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
IPS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
EOH 6503.0EOH 6513.0EPI 5533.0
EPI 5703.0EOH 6553.0IPS 5443.0
 6 6 6
Total Credits 18

Additional Information

For more information about this certificate, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website, including admissions criteria and how to apply.

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