OIPRT Curriculum | Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center

OIPRT Curriculum


All students complete a rigorous curriculum, including occupational safety engineering and science courses, epidemiology, injury/occupational epidemiology, biostatistics, advanced epidemiology methods, research and design courses, occupational psychology, and coursework that provides both breadth and depth in environmental and occupational health as the context for their research efforts.

See the following OIPRT PhD program information pieces which are available as pdf downloads:

CURRICULUM

Epidemiology Course Requirements:
PubH 6341 Epidemiology I: Epidemiologic Methods I (3 credits)
PubH 6342 Epidemiology II: Epidemiologic Methods (3 credits)
PubH 6343 Epidemiology III: Epidemiologic Methods (3 credits)
PubH 8341 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts (3 credits)
PubH 8342 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Applications (3 credits)
PubH 8343 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Synthesis and Application of Methods (3 credits)

Biostatistics Course Requirements (Add elective courses relevant to research endeavor):
PubH 6450 Biostatistics I (4 credits)
PubH 6451 Biostatistics II (4 credits)

Environmental Health Sciences Core Course Requirements:
PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2 credits)
PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology (2 credits)
PubH 6105 Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2 credits)

OIPRTP Course Requirements:
PubH 6120 Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2 credits)
PubH 6123 Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research & Application (2 credits)
PubH 6122 Seminar: Safety in the Workplace (1 credit)
PubH 6140 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2 credits)
PubH 6150 Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
(3 credits)
PubH 6170 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3 credits)
PubH 6742 Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (or equivalent) (1 credit)
PubH 8120 Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar (Occupational Injury Prevention Research Seminar) (1 credit every semester; minimum, 4 semesters)
GRAD 8101 Teaching in Higher Education (3 credits)
IE 5511 Human Factors and Work Analysis (4 credits) or HumF 5001 Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics (3 credits)
IE 5513 Engineering Safety (4 credits)
Psy 5501 Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology (3 credits)
Grant Writing Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, L.L.C: Write Winning Grants (2 days)
ERC/EnHS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series (minimum attendance: 5 of 9 per year)

Graduate School Course Requirement:
PubH 8888 Thesis Credit: Doctoral Dissertation (24 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS: ~63 (plus 24 Dissertation Credits) required, plus electives, in consultation with advisor


Proposed Elective Courses:

Highly Recommended
PubH 6348 Writing Research Grants (2 credits)
PubH 6673 Grant Writing for Public Health (1 credit, Summer)
PubH 6810 Survey Research Methods (3 credits
PubH 7405 Biostatistics: Regression (4 credits)
PubH 7406 Biostatistics: ANOVA and Design (4 credits)
PubH 7407 Analysis of Categorical Data (3 credits)
PubH 7430 Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3 credits)
PubH 7435 Latent Variable Measurement Models and Path Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7440 Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7450 Survival Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7460 Biostatistical Computing II (3 credits)
PubH 8142 Epidemiologic Uncertainty Analysis (2 credits)
PubH 8813 Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3 credits)

Complementary According to Focus and Needs
PubH 6115 Worker Protection Law (1 credit)
PubH 6121 Topics: Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (1-2 credits)
PubH 6130 Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2-3 credits)
PubH 6173 Exposure to Physical Agents (2 credits)
PubH 6325 Data Processing with PC-SAS (1 credit)
PubH 6344 Epidemiology IV: Epidemiologic Methods (3 credits)
PubH 6363 Design and Analysis of Group Randomized Trials in Epidemiology
PubH 6806 Principles of Public Health Research (2 credits)
PubH 6852 Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2 credits)
PubH 7401 Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4 credits)
PubH 7402 Biostatistical Modeling and Methods (4 credits)
PubH 7420 Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 8100 Topics: Environmental and Occupational Health Research (1-4 credits)
GRAD 8102 Practicum for Future Faculty (3 credits)
Kin 5122 Applied Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
Kin 5723 Psychology of Sports Injury (3 credits)


ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

In concert with the OIPRTP required coursework, identified above, students also may choose to acquire a minor in one of the following:

Minor in Human Factors/Ergonomics:
Courses are selected with the approval of the student’s adviser and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Director of Graduate Studies. Doctoral students are required to take 12 credits from the approved list of courses.

Minor in Epidemiology:
Given OIPRTP course requirements, students can include an Epidemiology Minor in their program
(12 credits, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Courses):

Option 1: students with prior epidemiology training
PubH 8341 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts (Fall) (3 credits)
PubH 8342 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Applications (Spring) (3 credits)
PubH 8343 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Synthesis & Application of Methods (Fall) (3 credits)
PubH 7401 Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (Fall) (4 credits)
Plus: Electives in an epidemiology- or biostatistics-related area (2 credits) (The Epidemiology DGS must approve/disapprove the student’s selection of elective epidemiology courses)

Option 2: students without extensive epidemiology or biostatistics training
PubH 6341 Epidemiologic Methods I (3 credits)
PubH 6342 Epidemiologic Methods II (3 credits) [6341 and 6450 are prerequisites]
PubH 6450 Biostatistics I (4 credits)
Plus: Elective in an epidemiology- or biostatistics-related area (2 credits) (The Epidemiology DGS must approve/disapprove the student’s selection of elective epidemiology courses)

Minor in Biostatistics

Option 1: students with prior statistics trainings
PubH 7415 Introduction to Clinical Trials (3 credits) OR PubH 7420 Clinical Trials (3 credits)
PubH 7430 Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3 credits)
PubH 7435 Latent Variable Models (3 credits)
PubH 7440 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7445 Statistics in Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
PubH 7450 Survival Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7470 Statistics for Translational and Clinical Research (3 credits)
PubH 7475 Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3 credits)

Option 2: students without a statistics background

Either these two courses:
PubH 7401 Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4 credits)
PubH 7402 Biostatistical Modeling and Methods (4 credits)

Or these two courses:
PubH 7405 Biostatistics: Regression (4 credits)
PubH 7406 Advanced Regression (4 credits)

Plus two courses from:
PubH 7415 Introduction to Clinical Trials (3 credits) OR PUbH 7420 Clinical Trials (3 credits)
PubH 7430 Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3 credits)
PubH 7435 Latent Variable Models (3 credits)
PubH 7440 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7445 Statistics in Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
PubH 7450 Survival Analysis (3 credits)
PubH 7470 Statistics for Translational and Clinical Research (3 credits)
PubH 7475 Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3 credits)

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