Interdisciplinary Concentration Courses

Below is an outline of the Interdisciplinary Concentration Required Courses and Electives. Please refer to the Registrar’s course schedules for full details.  Please note that some courses are only offered alternate years.

Required courses must be graded; all other electives can be taken as pass-fail.

Click here to view or download the Concentration Plan form

Click here to view or download a list of Course Descriptions

 

REQUIRED COURSES – Select 5 credits from the list below

Course Number Course Title Frequency Credits
EPI255 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 1: Etiology, natural history and transmission Every other Spring 2.5
EPI256 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 2: Design and conduct of therapeutic and prevention interventions Every other Spring 2.5
EPI260 Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Every other Spring 2.5
EPI501 Dynamics of Infectious Diseases Every Fall 2.5

 

ELECTIVES

Students must take 10 Elective credits.  At least 5 credits must be from the list of Primary Electives.  The remainder (if any) can be chosen from the list of Secondary Electives.

Primary Electives

Course Number Course Title Frequency Credits
BIO287 Public Health Surveillance Every other Spring 2.5
BIO516 Inferential Methods in Infectious Diseases Every Spring 2.5
EPI255 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 1: Etiology, natural history and transmission Every other Spring 2.5
EPI256 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 2: Design and conduct of therapeutic and prevention interventions Every other Spring 2.5
EPI260 Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases Every other Spring 2.5
EPI501 Dynamics of Infectious Diseases Every Fall 2.5
EPI502 Biology and Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance Every other Spring 2.5
EPI519 Evolutionary Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Every Fall 2.5
EPI520 Current Topics in Evolutionary Epidemiology of Infectious Disease Every Spring 2.5
GHP255 HIV Interventions Every Fall 2.5
GHP534 Introduction to Spatial Methods for Public Health Every Spring 2.5
GHP539 Social, Political and Economic Dimensions of Infectious Disease in Developing Countries Every Fall 2.5
ID271 Advanced Regression for Environmental Epidemiology Every Spring 2.5
IID201 Ecology, epidemiology, and control of important parasitic diseases of developing areas Every Fall 2.5
IID208 Immunology of infectious diseases Every other Spring 5.0
IID228 Combatting infectious diseases in the developing world Every other Spring 2.5
IID232 Vector-borne and Zoonotic infectious Disease Every Summer 2.5
IID233 Water and Food Transmission of Infectious Disease Every Summer 2.5
IID234 Malaria Eradication Every Spring 1.25

 

Secondary Electives

Select 5.0 Credits from the list below

Number Course Title
Frequency  Credits
BIO 249 Bayesian Statistics in Biostatistics Every Fall 5.0
BIO 512 Intro to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Every Spring 5.0
BIO 513 Advanced Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Every Fall 5.0
BIO 519 Math Modeling of Cancer Every Spring 2.5
EH 223 Advanced Respiratory Physiology Every Fall 5.0
EH 253 Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Every other Spring 2.5
EH 256 Introduction to Aerobiology Every Fall 2.5
EH 278 Human Health and Global Environmental Change Every Spring 2.5/5.0
ENG-SCI 103 Spatial analysis of environmental and social systems (taught at FAS in Cambridge) Every Spring 2.5
EPI 512 Developing methods for teaching complex concepts in infectious disease control Every other Winter 1.25
EPI 518 Infections and Cancer Every Fall  2.5
GHP 253 Human Ecology Every Fall  2.5
ID 201 Malaria and Human Affairs Every other Fall  2.5
ID 262 Introduction to the Practice of International Health Every Fall  2.5
IID 202 Tuberculosis: the Host, the Organism, and the Global Threat Every Spring 2.5
IID 204 Survey of Immunology Every other Spring 1.25
IID 206 Principles of Public Health Entomology Every Summer 2.5
IID 216 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Parasites Every other Spring 5.0
IID 231 Introduction to Computational Genomics for Infectious Disease (taught at MIT Campus) Every Fall
5.0
ID217 Nutritional and Global Health Every other Spring 2.5
RDS 280 Decision Analysis for Health and Medical Practices Every Fall
2.5