Summer Courses On-campus in an Intensive Format:

Special Topics in Public Health: Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)

This 5-day morning course will introduce students to the principles of infectious disease epidemiology. It will include a practical overview of host factors, environmental factors, and microbiological factors that influence this dynamic field of study. Through lectures and exercises, students will be introduced to infectious disease surveillance, diagnostic tools, outbreak investigations, vaccine trials, public health interventions, biodefense, emerging infectious diseases and analytical approaches as they pertain to infectious disease prevention and control. Students will be introduced to a wide array of reference material (much of it public) that will help them in practically applying course material.

Special Topics in Public Health: Public Health Laboratory Techniques (1 credit)

This 5-day afternoon course will introduce students to public health laboratory methods. A special emphasis will be placed upon respiratory virus work, especially influenza. This course is offered on campus as part of the College of Public Health Summer Institute.

Special Topics in Public Health: An Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases, and Food Safety (3 credits)

This 5-day, concentrated course will introduce students to the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases. Each day there will be 3 hours of lecture and 3 or more hours of field activity. The course is comprised of readings, lectures, field studies, and laboratory exercises. Zoonoses endemic to the Southeastern United States are emphasized.

Online Asynchronous Courses

Students may choose two courses from the following three options, all of which are core courses in the UF MPH program. It is anticipated that in the future additional courses will be added to this list.

PHC 6050 Statistical Methods for Health Science I (3 credits)

This 16-week spring course covers appropriate use of data summarization and presentation of basic statistical methods, including ANOVA, nonparametric methods, inference on discrete data, inference on survival data, and regression methods for continuous, binary, and survival data.

PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)

This 16 week course is offered spring and summer semesters. It covers epidemiology methods that address disease patterns in community and clinic-based populations, as well as distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specific populations and application to control of health problems.

PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health (3 credits)

This 16 week fall course examines sources, routes, media, and health outcomes associated with biological, chemical, and physical agents in the environment. Effects of agents on disease, water quality, air quality, food safety, and land resources are reviewed, as well as legal frameworks, policies, and practices associated with environmental health and intended to improve public health.

All courses will be conducted in English.