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

 

CORE COURSES

Select at least 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 Fall 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
EPI502 * Biology and Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance Every other Spring 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 other 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
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

 * Epi 502 is a required course for Training Grant Recipients.

 

Secondary Electives

Course Number Course Title Frequency Credits
BIO249 Bayesian statistics in biostatistics Every Fall 5.0
BIO512 Intro to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Every Spring 5.0
BIO513 Advanced Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Every Fall 5.0
EH223 Advanced respiratory physiology Every Fall 5.0
EH253 Ventilation and indoor air quality Every other Spring 2.5
EH256 Introduction to aerobiology Every Fall 2.5
EH278 Human health and global environmental change Every Spring 2.5/5.0
EPI512 Developing methods for teaching complex concepts in ID control Every other Winter 1.25
EPI518 Infections and Cancer Every Fall 2.5
GHP253 Human ecology Every Fall 2.5
ID201 Malaria and human affairs Every other Fall 2.5
ID217 Nutrition and Global Health  (formerly NUT210, Nutritional Problems of Less-Developed Countries Every other Spring 2.5
ID262 Introduction to the practice of international health Every Fall 2.5
IID202 Tuberculosis: the host, the organism, and the global threat Every Spring 2.5
IID204 Survey of immunology Every other Spring 1.25
IID206 Principles of public health entomology / Bio & Cntrl Insect Vctrs Hmn D Every Summer 2.5
IID216 Molecular and Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases Every other Spring 2.5
IID 231 Introduction to computational genomics for infectious disease (taught on MIT campus) Every Fall 5.0
RDS280 Decision analysis for health and medical practices Every Fall 2.5
SEAS 103 Engineering Sciences 103:  Spatial analysis of environmental and social systems  (taught at School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Every Spring 2.5
SEAS 141 Applied Mathematics 141:  Mathematical Modeling of Cancer   (taught at School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Every Spring 2.5