Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Purpose of the Program

The Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology is designed for a broad range of individuals, including graduate students, international public health professionals, laboratory professionals, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and medical technologists who seek graduate-level training in emerging infectious diseases.

Description of the Program

Emerging infectious diseases increasingly are recognized as global and regional issues. Some infectious diseases are controlled effectively with the help of modern technology. But new diseases—such as SARS, West Nile, and avian influenza virus infections—appear frequently, and older ones, including malaria, tuberculosis, and bacterial pneumonia, are now appearing in forms that are resistant to drug treatments. All of them have the potential to seriously affect human and animal health as well as economies locally and worldwide. They pose novel and unceasing challenges for professionals in health care, government, and private agencies.

The graduate-level program requires 12 s.h. of graduate credit and provides basic information and training related to infectious diseases.

Qualifications for Admission

At this time applications are only being accepted from current University of Iowa degree seeking graduate students. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

How to Apply

Contact Megan Riley if you are interested in earning the certificate.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Successful completion of the Certificate program requires that the overall GPA for the Certificate courses be 2.75 or above and that the course work is less than 5 years old upon successful completion.

Course Listing

Required Courses (6 s.h., on-campus)

Number Title Hours
EPID:5570 Zoonotic Diseases 2-3 s.h.
EPID:5580 Public Health Laboratory Techniques 1 s.h.
EPID:5590 Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
EPID:6550 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 2-3 s.h.

Additional Courses (6 s.h., on-campus or distance)

Number Title Hours
BIOS:4120 Introduction to Biostatistics  3 s.h.
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3 s.h.
EPID:5550 Diagnostic Microbiology for Epidemiology 3 s.h.
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health 3 s.h.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact Megan Riley.