Pediatrics – General Pediatrics
Fellows can obtain either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, or a relatively new degree, the MSc, which requires less coursework. Since most of the current core research faculty in Pediatrics have joint appointments with BUSPH, faculty members can sponsor these credits. Both Masters programs require a thesis, which is commonly a specifically formatted version of fellows' independent research. Current areas of concentrations at BUSPH include: environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health law, health services, international health, maternal and child health, and social and behavioral sciences.
Of the 48 credits of coursework for the MPH, 16 credits are from core courses, between 16 and 20 credits are in concentration courses, and the remaining is elective. Of the 32 credits for the MSc degree, students complete 8 courses, five of which are required biostatistics courses, two are additional biostatistics courses, and the remaining course is elective.
Over the first summer, each fellow takes two courses – one in introductory biostatistics and the other introductory epidemiology. They are taught in parallel with one another. We believe they represent an important aspect of the training program, providing the fellows with an excellent starting point in biostatistics and epidemiology as they consider their research projects.