Register with for the Office of Extended Studies for credit courses. For non-credit courses, students may register via the University of Maryland Open Catalog. Non-degree seeking students must apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree student. 

 

Use the headings below to view the summer courses.

 

Undergraduate Courses

Epidemiology Courses
 
EPIB301 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Summer Session II:  July 8 - August 16
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Typhanye Dyer
An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.
Prerequisite: None
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Public Health Science; Community Health). And must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
 
 
EPIB330 The Coming Plague: Public Health Perspectives
Summer Session I: May 28 - July 5
When: Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Steve Ault
Disease control and prevention is fundamental to the health of local, national, and global populations. Infectious agents are contantly adapting and breaching our defenses. So how do we design and execute solutions to public health threats? How do research, policies, interventions, and budgets affect public heath systems?
Prerequisite: Must have completed BSCI202
 
Biostatistics Courses
 
EPIB315 Biostatistics for Public Health Practice (Syllabus)
Summer Session I:  May 28 - July 5
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Raul Cruz-Cano
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.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Public Health Science; Community Health).
 
EPIB463 Introduction to Biostatistical Programming
Summer Session II: July 8 - August 16
When:  MW 4:00pm - 7:00pm, SPH 0307
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Raul Cruz-Cano
An introduction to basic programming principles; data analysis tasks such as the calculation of summary statistics and the creation of graphs; and the implementation of statistical analysis concepts such as T-tests, ANOVA and correlation. Querying and managing data sets using SQL in SAS will also be covered.
Prerequisite: None
 
EPIB489A Special Topics in Epidemiology or Biostatistics: Bolivia: Global Health Lessons in Ecotourism and Community Health
Summer Session II: July 8 - August 16
When: Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Carter-Pokras
**Also offered as EPIB689A and MIEH698A. Credit only granted for EPIB489A, EPIB689A, or MIEH698A.
Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the difficulties of promoting health in remote areas with great biodiversity with so many environmental threats, so little economic resources, and at the same time, such a fantastic indigenous local knowledge. Students will complete online readings and short exercises before their departure to learn key concepts and two pre-departure orientation video conference meetings. In country, they will meet with indigenous community members and leading experts in ecohealth, protected areas management and agro- ecology as well as health professionals who provide care in remote areas of the Bolivian Amazon.
Prerequisite: None

Graduate Courses

Epidemiology Courses

EPIB610 Foundations of Epidemiology
Summer Session I:  May 28 - July 5
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Rodman Turpin
Introduction to the discipline of epidemiology and its applications to health issues and practices. Basic epidemiologic concepts and methods will be covered.
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB300 placement exam.
 
EPIB620 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Summer Session I:  May 28 - July 5
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Carter-Pokras and Dr. David Mann
Overview of prevalence and risk factors for major chronic diseases. Discussion of methodological issues unique to specific chronic disease. 
Prerequisite: SPHL602, or EPIB610, or permission of instructor
 
EPIB632 Field Epidemiology for Global Health Interventions
Summer Session II:  July 8 - August 16
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Steve Ault
Key success stories and case studies will highlight and emphasize the important role field epidemiology has filled in solving some of the most pressing health issues in the last 30 years in low- and middle-income countries. This course will utilize recent Global Burden of Disease information, WHO datasets and reports to provide a complementary framework in which field epidemiologic tools can be used to address both current and future global public health issues.
Prerequisite: SPHL602 or EPIB610 or permission of instructor
 
EPIB635 Applied Multilevel Modeling of Health Data (Syllabus)
Summer Session II:  July 8 - August 16
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Sirin Yaemsiri
EPIB635 provides an overview of multilevel models and their application to health data. As a hybrid course, class time will be split between introducing concepts, group discussion of multilevel models in public health literature, and working through hands-on exercises. Assignments and examples will use SAS statistical software.
Prerequisite: SPHL602, or EPIB610 and EPIB650, or permission of instructor.  EPIB651 and EPIB697 (or experience working with SAS) are recommended.
 
EPIB689A Special Topics in Epidemiology or Biostatistics: Bolivia: Global Health Lessons in Ecotourism and Community Health
Summer Session II: July 8 - August 16
When: Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Carter-Pokras
**Also offered as EPIB489A and MIEH698A. Credit only granted for EPIB489A, EPIB689A, or MIEH698A.
Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the difficulties of promoting health in remote areas with great biodiversity with so many environmental threats, so little economic resources, and at the same time, such a fantastic indigenous local knowledge. Students will complete online readings and short exercises before their departure to learn key concepts and two pre-departure orientation video conference meetings. In country, they will meet with indigenous community members and leading experts in ecohealth, protected areas management and agro- ecology as well as health professionals who provide care in remote areas of the Bolivian Amazon.
Prerequisite: None

 

Biostatistics Courses

EPIB650 Biostatistics I (Syllabus)
Summer Session I:  May 28 - July 5
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Xin He
EPIB650 covers basic statistical concepts and procedures for Public Health. Focuses on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings.
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB placement exam.
 
EPIB655 Longitudinal Data Analysis (Syllabus)
Summer Session I:  May 28 - July 5
When: Mon/Wed 4:00pm-7:30pm
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Xin He
EPIB655 covers 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 and handling of missing data.
Prerequisite: EPIB651.
 
EPIB660 Analysis of National Health Survey Data (Syllabus)
Summer Session II:  July 9-August 19
When:  Online
Registration Type: Credit 
Instructor: Dr. Taylor Lewis
EPIB660 provides background on how features such as stratification, clustering, and unequal sample selection probabilities can invalidate the assumptions underlying traditional statistical techniques, those implicitly assuming a simple random sampling with replacement design. Application using the SURVEY family of SAS/STAT procedures (Version 9.4 or later).
Prerequisite: EPIB650; or permission from Instructor.
 
EPIB697 Public Health Data Management (Syllabus)
Summer Session II:  July 8 - August 16
When:  Tues/Thurs 4:00pm-7:50pm, SPH0303
Registration Type: Credit
Instructor: Dr. Raul Cruz-Cano
This course is designed to provide students with the expertise needed to effectively manage research data using SAS as the statistical programming language.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Non-Credit Courses

Analysis of National Health Survey Data (Syllabus)
Summer Session II:  July 8 - August 16
When:  Online
Registration Type: Non-Credit 
Instructor: Dr. Taylor Lewis
This course provides background on how features such as stratification, clustering, and unequal sample selection probabilities can invalidate the assumptions underlying traditional statistical techniques, those implicitly assuming a simple random sampling with replacement design. Application using the SURVEY family of SAS/STAT procedures (Version 9.4 or later).
Prerequisite: SPHL602, EPIB650, or permission of instructor