A graduate certificate in Veterinary Preventive Medicine requires a minimum of 15 credits distributed across a minimum of 10 credits of core courses and 5 credits of elective courses. All courses are taught online in the indicated semester.
The Graduate Certificate is designed for students to start classes in the Spring Semester (January) or the Fall Semester (August).
Required core courses (7 credits)
VDPAM 522. Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health. 3 cr.
STAT 401. Statistical Methods for Research Workers. 4 cr.
The remaining 3 core credits can be selected from any VDPAM course listed below
VDPAM 521X. Risks, Benefits, Science & Policy of Food. 3 cr.
VDPAM 527. Applied Statistical Methods in Population Studies. 3 cr.
VDPAM 529. Epidemiological Methods in Population Research. 3 cr.
VDPAM 570. Risk Assessment for Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. 3 cr.
The remaining 5 or more elective credits can be any approved Iowa State University graduate level course including, but not limited to, any remaining core courses. With the permission of the Director of Certificate Education, students may also take graduate level courses at another approved institution to fulfill the requirements of the certificate.
Refer to the Iowa State University online course catalog at: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~catalog/ for other course opportunities.