The Program is intended to develop an understanding of basic and advanced principles of epidemiological research, and will offer courses that present epidemiologic methods and their application to the study of the natural history and etiology of disease.An important feature of our Summer courses is that they are designed to provide the same depth and breadth as the courses given in our regular academic terms. All of our courses offer academic credits, and thus have to undergo a stringent review by the School’s Curriculum Committee. Students, therefore, have the option of taking the majority of our courses for either academic credits or as a continuing education activity. The program offers courses with varying durations, so as to accommodate both students who can take time off from their busy jobs for the whole length of our program (three weeks) as well as those who can only stay with us for a shorter time. We even offer an intensive week-end course for students who wish to be introduced to research design and analysis, but only have weekends free.
The Summer Institute provides an opportunity for graduate study to degree candidates as well as individuals taking courses for professional development. Institute participants include health care professionals, those who are considering a career in public health, primary health care practitioners, physicians in training (including preventive medicine residents and medical students) as well as students. Participants are either seeking courses and training for professional development, or degree candidates from Hopkins as well as from other US schools of public health taking courses towards their degree program.
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.