Epidemiology of Aging Curriculum
The Epidemiology of Aging track aims to provide advanced epidemiologic training to those interested in gerontology (the science of aging) and geriatric issues of the utmost public health importance.
Special emphasis is given to the study of the epidemiology of physical and cognitive function decline, as well as sub-clinical and clinical chronic diseases, particularly as they relate to novel opportunities for primary, secondary, and/or tertiary prevention of disability and frailty in older adults.
The Curriculum Includes
- Didactic coursework in epidemiology, including specific course work in the epidemiology of aging
- Participation in weekly epidemiology of aging journal club, seminar series, and research-in-progress meetings
- Analysis of an existing epidemiology of aging data set
Students are required to complete the Epidemiology Department’s basic core curriculum in addition to the required coursework for their track. There are course requirements for each track, as well as course requirements for each degree program. Each track curriculum is detailed in the Department’s academic guide. Click here to view the course requirements for the Epidemiology of Aging track.