Detailed Curriculum

In addition to the core requirements for Epidemiology students, students supported by the Pharmacoepidemiology & CER Program must take at least 15 credits from the following list of courses:

Number Title Credits
EPI221 Pharmacoepidemiology 2.5
EPI286 Effectiveness Research with Longitudinal Healthcare Databases 2.5
EPI253 Advced Pharmacoepidemiology 2.5
EPI235 Epi Methods in Health Services Research 2.5
or HPM276 Methods and Application in Health Services Research (Summer) 2.5
EPI208 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology (Summer) 2.5
EPI271 Propensity Score Analysis: Theoretical & Practical Considerations(Winter) 1.25
BIO214 Principles of Clinical Trials 2.5
or BIO214 Principles of Clinical Trials (Summer) 2.5
RDS280 Decision Analysis for Health and Medical Practices 2.5
or RDS286 Decision Analysis in Clinical Research (Summer) 2.5


Students can take Independent studies and Research credits, which are set up on an ad hoc basis and allow them to focus on their research. In addition, Pharmacoepidemiology & CER students ordinarily take elective credits from the following list:

EPI242 Seminar in Applied Research in Clinical Epidemiology 2.5
EPI215 Topics in the Analysis of Case Control and Cohort Studies 2.5
EPI233 Research Synthesis & Meta-Analysis 2.5
EPI288 Data Mining and Prediction 2.5
BIO238 Advanced Topics in Clinical Trials 2.5
RDS282 Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis for Hlth Prog. Eval 2.5
RDS201 Pharmacoeconomics 2.5
HPM516 Health Care: Quality Improvement 2.5
HPM223 Public Speaking for Managers 1.25
HPM245 Public Health Leadership Skills 1.25
ID250 Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health 2.5