The concentration exposes candidates to the challenges and opportunities faced by the global healthcare epidemiology community and provide the understanding and tools to mitigate the threat of infectious pathogens present in patient care settings. The collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds will promote the exchange of different approaches to universal antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention problems and open up opportunities to find and implement novel solutions.
The concentration in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention offers an opportunity for medical professionals to expand their field of study to the emerging threat of resistant pathogens and their successful reduction in global healthcare settings. The concentration therefore meets the needs and desires of students interested in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and also provides a base of peers with similar interests and goals. The Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention concentration also offers a value-added component, and competitive advantage, for students who choose to pursue careers that are not in the traditional academic career path, a frequent choice for current medical professionals. Students who complete the concentration will have “Concentration: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention” noted on their transcript upon completion of their degree.
Educational Objectives and Goals
Core course requirements:
- Epidemiology (CPTS 720; 4 credit hours – Graded) OR Applications of Epidemiology (BMSC 713; 4 Credit hours – Graded)
- Antimicrobial Stewardship (CPTS 722; 3 credit hours - Graded)
- Infection Prevention (CPTS 723; 3 credit hours - Graded)
- Global Health Seminar Series (CPTS 725; 1 credit hour each - Graded)
Thesis research completed during the second year in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention under the guidance of faculty members of the Section on Infectious Diseases and Global Health (for international students, the project will be selected on a relevant research topic executed in their home country)
GPA Standard: All students must achieve a B (3.0) or higher GPA in each course and cumulative.
Certificate of Completion: The Concentration Director will certify completion of the requirements for the concentration.