The Fundamental Concepts in Infectious Disease post-baccalaureate certificate program enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills used to explore human pathogens and the molecular mechanisms they use to cause disease.
The Fundamental Concepts in Infectious Disease certificate program is taught by accomplished faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease who are doing research in cell and gene therapy, molecular parasitology, molecular virology and translational neuroscience, immunology and vaccine science, neuroimmunology and CNS therapeutics, genomic sciences, immunogenetics and inflammatory disease, among other innovative infectious disease research.
This 10-credit part-time online program is ideal for working professionals who seek foundational coursework in aspects of basic, translational and clinical infectious disease research, but who may not have the time commitment and/or need for more in-depth course offerings provided by the advanced certificate in Translational Research in Infectious Disease or the Master of Science in Infectious Disease program.
Those who successfully complete the Fundamental Concepts in Infectious Disease certificate program and wish to broaden their infectious disease education may apply the certificate credits toward the advanced certificate in Translational Research in Infectious Disease or the Master of Science in Infectious Disease program.
Who Should Apply?
This program is ideally suited to enhance the scientific credentials of:
- Recent college graduates or those with a background in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology, or related field
- Recent college graduates exploring infectious disease or those looking to demonstrate graduate-level proficiency
- Early career scientists
- Premedical students
- Industrial employees
- Laboratory technicians
- Research professionals
Students who complete the Fundamental Concepts in Infectious Disease post-baccalaureate certificate program will be able to:
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of infectious disease pathogens and the diseases they cause in humans for the development of infectious disease therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines
- Identify, understand, evaluate, and critically analyze basic, translational, and clinical infectious disease literature and publications
- Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to critically, clearly, and logically present basic, translational and clinical infectious disease research information
- Demonstrate collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that facilitate career advancement and promotion