PhD students will be required to complete a minimum of 135 units (as per university requirements), including 45 course units exclusive of HRP 236 (Epidemiology Research Seminar), HRP 299 (Directed Reading), and HRP 399 (Graduate Research).
*All courses info can be found from the Stanford Bulletin Explore Courses website.
Epidemiologic methods sequence:
HRP 225: Design and Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies (3-4 units)
HRP 226: Advanced Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods (3-4 units)
HRP 251: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (3 units)
HRP 259: Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology
HRP 261/STATS 261: Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data (3 units)
"Big Epidemiology" elective courses:
One of the following advanced quantitative courses (3 to 4 units)
- STATS 116: Theory of Probability
- Any 200-level STATS course (except STATS 260)
- HRP 216: Analytical and Practical Issues in the Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
- HRP 262/STATS 262: Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis
- HRP 252: Outcomes Analysis
- HRP 392: Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Health Care
- MED 206/STATS 211/HRP 206: Meta-Research
One of the following big data courses (3 to 4 units)
One of the following genetics/genomics/bioinformatics courses (3 to 4 units)
Other core courses/requirements & Program Recommendations:
- HRP 236: Epidemiology Research Seminar (1 unit). Weekly forum for ongoing epidemiologic research by faculty, staff, guests, and students, emphasizing research issues relevant to disease causation, prevention, and treatment. May be repeated for credit.
- Med 255: Responsible Conduct of Research (1 unit)
- Attendance at Epi Supper Club
- R Proficiency: students must show proficiency in the computing language R or must take an approved course in R