The Epidemiology Department recommends BIOST 508 (Introduction to Biostatistics) and EPI 511, Introduction to Epidemiology, in the Autumn, for students with little prior public health training or experience. Graduate Certificate students should consult the appropriate certificate program for course requirements. Alternatives to these two courses include two courses which the faculty/staff tuition exemption does not apply:
Course Descriptions provide a complete list of courses, prerequisites and a short summary. (The listed quarter is for in-residence classes.)
The above courses provide an excellent one quarter overview of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics and demonstrate seriousness about the field. They will help an applicant write a better statement of purpose for an Epidemiology degree application if he or she has little epidemiology background. Neither EPI 511 not BIOST 508 will not count toward a future Epidemiology degree at UW. It is important to earn a 3.7 or better especially in EPI 511 (if taken) for a decent chance of admission, although admission is not guaranteed by achieving this standard.
Most Epidemiology electives require EPI 511 or EPI 512 & 513 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite(s). Some courses require Biostatistics courses and/or additional Epidemiology courses as well. EPI 512 requires prior completion or concurrent enrollement in BIOST 511 or 517. A few courses do not have prerequisites. See course descriptions above for more information.
Courses that Fill: Some Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Services courses often fill with degree students so they rarely have room for GNM or NM students. These courses include (but are not limited to) the following, however you may ask to have your name placed on the list wait list and attend the first week to see if there is room if allowed by the professor:
This page was last updated on August 16, 2010