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Population Health Data Science Minor

wordcloud-6.jpgAbout the Minor

Data science is emerging as a leading area for job growth in the health sector. The minor in Population Health Data Science will introduce students to the fundamentals of data science in the health sciences, and provide them with the skills to manage, analyze, and interpret big data. If you’re ready for the future of healthcare, this minor will help you meet the challenge.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is dedicated to promoting health and wellness of individuals and communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in research, teaching and service. Our Minor in Population Health Data Science serves as an extension of our mission to promote health and social justice locally and globally. 

The Population Health Data Science minor is only available to main campus students. Students in the public health major are not eligible to add the Population Health Data Science minor.

 

Past and Present Student Testimonials

"I liked the content of this course. I appreciated the discussions related to big data."

"It showed me a side of public health that I have yet to see."

"The course establishes several basic principles in epidemiology and teaches applications of epidemiology to future research careers, which I found very helpful. It incorporates both statistics and epi principles in a way that makes the field seem less daunting and even fun."

"I really enjoyed this class. It was probably one of my favorites this semester."

"Amazing use of functionalities in R for data visualization in a very practical way that will be useful in the future."

Required Courses (18 Credit Hours)​

EPID 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (3) or content equivalent courses
BIOS 376: Introduction to Biostatistics (3) or content equivalent courses​
EPID/BIOS 450: Health Data Acquisition and Assessment (3)
BIOS/EPID 451: Health Data Management and Visualization (3)
BIOS/EPID 452: Health Data Analysis and Communication Methods (3)
EPID/BIOS 453: Health Data Science Practice (3)

Course Sequences

One-year sequence​
Fall
EPID 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (3) or content equivalent courses
BIOS 376: Introduction to Biostatistics (3) or content equivalent courses​
EPID/BIOS 450: Health Data Acquisition and Assessment (3)
BIOS/EPID 451: Health Data Management and Visualization (3)

Spring
EPID/BIOS 452: Health Data Analysis and Communication Methods (3)
BIOS/EPID 453: Health Data Science Practice (3)

Three-semester sequence
Spring
EPID 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (3) or content equivalent courses
BIOS 376: Introduction to Biostatistics (3) or content equivalent courses​

Fall
EPID/BIOS 450: Health Data Acquisition and Assessment (3)
BIOS/EPID 451: Health Data Management and Visualization (3)

Spring
EPID/BIOS 452: Health Data Analysis and Communication Methods (3)
BIOS/EPID 453: Health Data Science Practice (3)

Eligibility

2.5 GPA

Admission to the minor requires a minimum 2.5 GPA.

 

How to Declare the Minor

Step One

Find your Advisor

See the academic advising page to determine your academic advisor (determined by the student's campus and last name).

Step Two

Declare Minor

Send your prospective advisor a brief statement of interest (approximately 300 words) on why you'd like to add the minor to your degree. Note: Admission into the minor does not guarantee entry into public health courses as course registration depends on meeting course pre-requisites and course availability.


Want More Information? Contact

Dr. Kacey Ernst         kernst@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Paul Hsu              pchhsu@email.arizona.edu

 

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