Requirements

The Certificate in Public Health Genetics entails a minimum of 11 credits of coursework focusing on the genetic basis of disease, methods of genetic analysis, genetic applications, as well as ethical, legal, and social issues. Students must receive a B or better in each course.

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Requirements

1. One or two of the following courses [in Content Area 1]*:

Content Area 1: Genetic Basis of Disease

2. One or two of the following courses [in Content Area 2]:

Content Area 2: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

3. One or two of the following courses [in Content Area 3 and/or 4]:

Content Area 3: Methods/Measurement/Analysis

Content Area 4: Applications

  • EHS 504 Genes and the Environment (Winter, 2 credits)
  • EHS 660/NUTR 660 Environmental Epigenetics and Public Health (Winter, 2 credits)
  • EPID 621 Cancer Epidemiology (Winter, 3 credits)
  • EPID 582 Molecular Epidemiology (Winter, 3 credits)
  • NUTR 638 Nutrigenomics (Fall, 3 credits)
  • EPID 565 Research in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, 1-6 credits)
    *Must have sufficient focus on genetics components. Pre-approval required: please e-mail SPH.Certificate.Inquiries@umich.edu for pre-approval request. Please include a description of the genetics components covered.
  • EPID 604 Applications of Epidemiology (Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer, 1-4 credits) [Previously listed as EPID 659]
    *Must have sufficient focus on genetics components. Pre-approval required: please e-mail SPH.Certificate.Inquiries@umich.edu for pre-approval request. Please include a description of the genetics components covered.
  • Independent Research (1-6 credits)
    *Must have sufficient focus on genetics components. Pre-approval required: please e-mail SPH.Certificate.Inquiries@umich.edu for pre-approval request. Please include the following: Description of the independent study, faculty advisor name and e-mail, and an explanation of how the independent study relates to the broader goals of the Public Health Genetics Certificate.