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Certificate Requirements

The Pharmacoepidemiology certificate program promotes student and faculty interaction through online discussion groups and the use of virtual collaboration sessions. The course objectives are assessed by participation in discussion, quizzes and assignments.

This certificate can be earned in as few as two semesters (two courses each in the fall and spring semester) or can be spread out over a longer period (e.g., 4 semesters – one course per semester).  To earn the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate, students must maintain a 3.0 (out of 4.0) average for all certificate program courses.

Each student will receive graduate credit for the classes successfully completed, which could be transferred toward the fulfillment of a Masters or PhD degree at UIC (e.g. Masters or PhD in Public Health Epidemiology, or in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, or other).

BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I (4 Semester Hours)

Descriptive statistics, basic probability concepts, one- and two-sample statistical inference, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression. Introduction to statistical data analysis software.

EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles & Methods (3 Semester Hours)

Introduction to descriptive and analytic epidemiology, and determinants of health and disease in populations. Measures of occurrence, association and statistical testing will be addressed, along with study designs, bias and confounding.

PSOP 426 – Pharmacoepidemiology (3 Semester Hours)

Provides an introduction to pharmacoepdemiology and key concepts and principles that are unique to the study of medications in large populations.

PSOP 535 – Pharmaceutical Polic (3 Semester Hours)

This course covers key features of health care and pharmaceutical policy, and provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating current policy issues that affect the development and provision of safe, effective and affordable medications in the US and internationally.