The EPIB courses offered each semester vary. To get a full listing of current course offereings go to www.testudo.umd.edu. 

Undergraduate Courses

EPIB 300: Biostatistics for Public Health Practice (3 credits) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132. Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program. Also offered as: HLTH300. Credit only granted for: EPIB300 or HLTH300. An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.

EPIB 301: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (3 credits) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB300. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Community Health; Public Health Science). Also offered as: HLTH301. Credit only granted for: EPIB301 and HLTH301. An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.  

EPIB 330: The Coming Plague: Public Health Perspectives (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI202. Disease control and prevention is fundamental to the health of local, national, and global populations. Infectious agents are constantly adapting and breaching our defenses. Factors related to society, the environment, and our increasing global interconnectedness increase the likelihood of disease emergence and spread. Vaccines and antibiotics, demographic changes and urbanization, climate change and natural disasters, international travel and commerce, poverty and war create conditions for infectious diseases to spread. So how do we design and execute solutions to public health threats? How do research, policies, interventions, and budgets affect public health systems?

EPIB 399: Epidemiology and Biostatistics Independent Study (1-3 credits) The EPIB undergraduate independent study course is an opportunity for undergraduates from the SPH and elsewhere on campus to gain exposure to epidemiologic or biostatical research through work with an Epidemiology or Biostatistics faculty member. 

Graduate Courses

EPIB 611 Intermediate Epidemiology (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602. Analysis of epidemiologic methods as applied to epidemiologic research, analysis of bias, confounding, effect modification issues, overview of design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiologic studies.

EPIB 612 Epidemiologic Study Design (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602, EPIB611, and SPHL602/EPIB650. Application of epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods used for analysis of cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, and clinical trials research.

EPIB 620 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits) Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Overview of prevalence and risk factors for major chronic diseases. Discussion of methodological issues unique to specific chronic disease.

EPIB 621 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits) Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Overview of the unique aspects of infectious diseases and the epidemiological methods used in their study, prevention, and control.

EPIB 622 Social Determinants of Health (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Overview of the major social variables that affect public health, including socioeconomic status, poverty, income distribution, race, social networks/support, community cohesion, psychological stress, gender, and work and neighborhood environment.

EPIB 623 Epidemiology of Health Disparities (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Determinants that influence health outcomes of the most disadvantaged populations in the United States. Focus on social factors contributing to health disparities and inequities in the US.

EPIB 626 Epidemiology of Obesity (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Overview of the epidemiological, prevention, and treatment of obesity, its causes and consequences, and energy balance issues; application of epidemiologic methods to the study of obesity epidemiology.

EPIB630 Epidemiologic Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602 or currently enrolled in SPHL602. Examination of epidemiologic methods (quantitative and qualitative) for collecting and analyzing data on sexual and reproductive health. The emphasis will be to introduce students to the appropriate methods used for challenging and sensitive research topics such as sexual behavior, HIV/STI, drug use, sexual abuse.

EPIB633 Health Survey Design and Analysis (Credits: 3) Prerequisite: SPHL602 or EPIB610; or permission of Instructor. An overview of types of survey research designs, questionnaire design, measurement issues, and techniques for recruiting and interacting with participants. Students will discuss and implement a variety of health survey analysis techniques, including how to utilize SAS statistical software to estimate descriptive statistics and implement regression models, while accounting for complex survey designs.

EPIB 651 Biostatistics II (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB650/SPHL602. Recommended: EPIB697 Public Health Data Management. Introduction to a variety of statistical tools with applications in public health, including one- and two-sample inference, nonparametric methods, categorical data, ANOVA, simple and multiple regression.

EPIB 652 Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB651. Recommended: EPIB697 Public Health Data Management. Methods for analysis of categorical data as applied to public health research, including contingency tables, logistic regression, multi-category logic models, loglinear models, and models for matched-pairs.

EPIB 653 Applied Survival Data Analysis (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB651. Overview of statistical methods for analyzing censored survival data, including the Kaplan-Meier estimator and the log-rank test.

EPIB 655 Longitudinal Data Analysis (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB651 Statistical models for drawing scientific inferences from longitudinal data, longitudinal study design, repeated measures and random effects to account for experimental designs that involve correlated responses, handling of missing data.

EPIB697: Public Health Data Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: None This course is designed to provide students with the expertise needed to effectively manage research data using SAS as the statistical programming language.

EPIB 710 Grantmanship for Epidemiologic Research (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602, EPIB611, EPIB612, EPIB650 and EPIB651. In-depth study of the knowledge and skills needed to design, conduct, and evaluate an epidemiologic research study. Development of a complete research project.  

EPIB 740 Advanced Methods in Epidemiology (3 credits) Prerequisite: EPIB610/SPHL602, EPIB611, EPIB612, EPIB650/SPHL602, and EPIB651. In-depth investigation of epidemiologic methods for making causal inferences and solving complex methodological problems. Multivariate models emphasized.

EPIB 786 Capstone Project in Public Health

EPIB 788 Critical Readings

EPIB 798 Independent Study

EPIB 898 Pre-Candidacy Research

EPIB 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research