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: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 26.0509
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code:

About the Program

The Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control 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. It is designed for working professionals. The Certificate integrates relevant courses in epidemiology, infectious diseases, and patient safety.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of and access to a PC, high speed connection to Internet, and MS Office applications
  • Ability to download free versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skype, and/or VSee teleconferencing applications
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in Public Health

The application package will include:

  • Complete application form
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for International Students 

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
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