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Epidemiology
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The epidemiology certificate applies health data management and analysis principles, identifies disease measures, and explores the relationship between the environment and health.

This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Apply programming principles
  • Apply data management principles
  • Analyze data to determine health outcomes
  • Explain environment/health relationship
  • Identify appropriate disease measures
Certificate of Epidemiology
Program Requirements
This certificate builds into the Applied Health degree.
This is an advanced certificate. Prior to working on this certificate, you must complete Community Health Planning & Implementation and Community Health Methods & Evaluation.
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14 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Epidemiology
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
CS101
Intro to Programming
2
CS101 — 2 credits
x
Intro to Programming
This course provides an introduction to computer programming intended for people with no programming experience. This course is recommended for non-majors in order to get an overview of programming principles and techniques. This course covers the basics of programming in Python including elementary data types (numeric types, strings, lists, dictionaries and files), control flow, functions, objects, methods, fields, and mutability.
CIT111
Introduction to Databases
3
CIT111 — 3 credits
x
Introduction to Databases
This course covers the basic elements of database management systems. It introduces students to the concepts of logical and physical relationships in a data model and the concepts of inner and outer joins. Students will use a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool to design, create, and query a database.
MATH221B
Biostatistics
3
MATH221B — 3 credits
x
Biostatistics
This course provides a basic and theoretical understanding of the social, emotional/mental, physical, and lifestyle factors related to human behavior. Practical strategies are used to identify barriers to behavior and to enhance and improve health. This course will prepare students to take the CHES exam.
HS310
Environmental Health
3
HS310 — 3 credits
x
Environmental Health
This course provides a basic and theoretical understanding of the social, emotional/mental, physical, and lifestyle factors related to human behavior. Practical strategies are used to identify barriers to behavior and to enhance and improve health. This course will prepare students to take the CHES exam.
HS370
Epidemiology
3
HS370 — 3 credits
x
Epidemiology
This course is the study of the distribution of diseases and pathophysiological conditions of humans and of factors which influence their occurrence. The course requires an understanding of statistical principles.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Health coordinator
  • Peer educator
  • Ministry of health/NGO worker
  • Evaluator
  • Health promotion specialist

Why choose this certificate?

Epidemiology training prepares you for the essential research and analytical observation of chronic and infectious diseases, environmental problems, injuries, and other health challenges that affect populations. Intense usage of statistics, research, studies, and experiments require proper experience and hands-on learning. Problem-solving and the ability to present your findings are critical.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.