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.

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CORE COURSES

Students must select at least 5 credits from the list of Core Courses below.  

Course Number Course Title Normally offered in: Credits
EPI 255 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 1: Etiology, natural history and transmission Spring 2.5
EPI 256 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 2: Design and conduct of therapeutic and prevention interventions Spring 2.5
EPI 260 Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Spring 2.5
EPI 501 Dynamics of Infectious Diseases Spring 2.5
EPI 502 Biology and Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance Winter 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  (courses shown in blue are Core Courses, but can be treated as Electives if Core requirements are already met)

 

Course Number Course Title Normally offered in: Credits
BST 287 Public Health Surveillance Course Retired Spring 2.5
BST 516 Inferential Methods in Infectious Diseases Course Retired Spring 2.5
EPI 255 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 1: Etiology, natural history and transmission Spring 2.5
EPI 256 Epidemiology of HIV, Part 2: Design and conduct of therapeutic and prevention interventions Spring 2.5
EPI 260 Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases Spring 2.5
EPI 501 Dynamics of Infectious Diseases Spring 2.5
EPI 502 Biology and Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance Winter 2.5
EPI 519 Evolutionary Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Fall 2.5
EPI 523 Investigating Outbreaks Fall 1.25
GHP 255 HIV Interventions: Rationale, Design, and Evaluation Fall 2.5
GHP 534 Introduction to Spatial Methods for Public Health Spring 2.5
GHP 539 Control of Infectious Diseases in Low/Mid Income Countries: Social, Political & Economic Dimensions Fall 2.5
ID 271 Advanced Regression for Environmental Epidemiology Spring 2.5
ID 503 Global Epidemiology of Vaccines and Vaccination Spring 2.5
IID 201 Ecology, epidemiology, and control of important parasitic diseases of developing areas Fall 2.5
IID 208 Immunology of infectious diseases Course Retired Spring 5.0
IID 228 Combatting infectious diseases in the developing world Course Retired Spring 2.5
IID 232 Vector-borne and Zoonotic infectious Disease Summer 2.5
IID 233 Water and Food Transmission of Infectious Disease Summer 2.5
IID 207 Infectious Disease Outbreaks of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Strategies for Investigation and Control Spring 2.5
IID 209 Microbial Communities and the Human Microbiome Spring 2.5

 

Secondary Electives 

Course Number Course Title Normally offered in: Credits
BST 249 Bayesian statistics in biostatistics Fall 5.0
BST 267 Introduction to Social and Biological Networks Fall 2.5
BST 512 Introduction to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Course Retired Spring 5.0
BST 513 Advanced Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Course Retired Fall 5.0
EH 223 Advanced respiratory physiology Fall 5.0
EH 253 Ventilation and indoor air quality Spring  

2.5

EH 256 Introduction to aerobiology Fall 2.5
EH 278 Human health and global environmental change Spring 2.5/5.0
EPI 512 Developing methods for teaching complex concepts in ID control Winter 1.25
EPI 518 Infections and Cancer Spring 2.5
GHP 253 Human Ecology  Course Retired Fall 2.5
ID 217 Nutrition and Global Health  (formerly NUT210, Nutritional Problems of Less-Developed Countries Spring  

2.5

IID 202 Tuberculosis: the host, the organism, and the global threat Spring  

2.5

IID 204 Survey of Immunology  Course Retired Spring 1.25
IID 206 Principles of public health entomology /                                          Biology & Control of Insect Vectors of Human Health Summer  

2.5

IID 216 Molecular and Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases  Course Retired Spring 2.5
IID 231 Introduction to computational genomics for infectious disease (taught on MIT campus) Fall 5.0
RDS 280 Decision analysis for health and medical practices Fall  

2.5

SEAS 141 Applied Mathematics 141:  Mathematical Modeling of Cancer (taught at School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Spring 2.5
VIROL 200 Virology 200: Introduction to Virology                                        (taught at Harvard Medical School) Fall 5.0