Graduate Minor in Infectious Disease and Population Health

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Infectious Disease and Population Health trains students in population-based approaches to infectious disease control. The minor prepares 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.

Admission Requirements

Graduate minors are designed to complement students' training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline. All matriculated graduate students in quarter programs are eligible to enroll. It is highly recommended that students have taken college-level biology and immunology classes.

Students must receive approval from their home program and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the minor form with all signatures.

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
Choose one or two selective classes (3 or 6 credits)
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Public Health Surveillance
Elective (if only choosing 1 selective)3.0
Students must contact the EOH Department Program Manager for a list of approved electives.
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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