College of Health Sciences
The disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics are essential to achieving the goals of public health, and combining these two disciplines in a single department creates synergies for both training and research. Epidemiologists study the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. Biostatisticians develop and apply statistical theory, methods and techniques to public health research data and the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs.
Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)
PHS 501 Public Health and Behavioral Science
PHS 502 Public Health Policy and Administration
PHS 503 Biostatistics and Computer Application
PHS 504 Environmental and Occupational Health
PHS 505 Principles of Epidemiology
PHS 506 Research and Quantitative Methods
Required Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)
PHS 571 Statistical Theory
PHS 522 Multivariate and Probabilistic Statistics
PHS 572 Statistical Computer Applications
PHS 524 Statistical Methods for Applied Epidemiology
PHS 601 Advance Biostatistics and Computer Science Application
*Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)
Capstone Course (3 Credit Hours)
PHS 507 Applied Master’s Project (Integrative Learning Experience)
Field Experience (3 Credit Hours)
PHS 508 Public Health Residency (Applied Practice Experience)
*With approval from the faculty advisor and course instructor, a student may take elective courses from other academic units at Jackson State University.
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