Post-Baccalaureate 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: 26.0502
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-1022

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 participate in this program 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 or the MS degree and apply some or all credits to that program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EOH 564Safety in Healthcare3.0
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
or EPI 569 Disease Outbreak Investigations
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
EOH 5643.0EOH 6513.0EPI 553 or 5693.0
EOH 6503.0EPI 5703.0EOH 6553.0
 6 6 6
Total Credits 18

Additional Information

For more information about this certificate, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

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

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