MPH Curriculum

Required Courses:

24 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course is an introduction to research design and statistical methods that provide a foundation for more advanced statistical techniques. Students will demonstrate the understanding of statistical methods in clinical, public health, epidemiology, and experimental research. Students will choose appropriate statistical methods to analyze data, interpret findings, and utilize appropriate statistical software.

3

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of epidemiology in public health. Investigative techniques, methodology, utilization of statistical approaches to describe health populations, and critical thinking of epidemiological studies and data analysis will be emphasized.

3

This course examines the behavioral and social science concepts as the basis for public health. Topics include health behavior theories and strategies for effective behavioral and social change efforts in public health.

3

This course is a survey of the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. Students will explore the role of scientific research in public health and health services policymaking.

3

This course applies the basic principles of toxicology, epidemiology, and exposure assessment of environmental hazards. The fundamental concepts and principles of environmental health are presented through a critical review and discussion of current environmental public health issues.

3

The Applied Practice Experience (APE) requires students to complete a three-credit-hour practicum experience, a minimum of 120 hours. The practicum is a supervised work experience for MPH students to work on a project to help integrate and apply the knowledge and competences form the MPH program to a real-world public health concern.

3

The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) includes a self-assessment, a critical reflection of students’ professional growth. The ILE will demonstrate the attainment of the Foundational Competencies and field of study competencies. Students will submit a reflection paper, a presentation, and assigned projects to demonstrate a competency-based integrative learning experience.

3

This course is a continuation of the project from ILE I. The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) includes a self-assessment, a critical reflection of students’ professional growth. The ILE will demonstrate the attainment of the Foundational Competencies and field of study competencies. Students will submit a reflection paper, a presentation, and assigned projects to demonstrate a competency-based integrative learning experience.

3

Master of Public Health - Health Promotion, Online:

15 Total credit hours

credit hours

The class enables students to develop knowledge and skills in community assessment, program development and evaluation, health services, and policymaking for at-risk populations.

3

This course provides the foundation for health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Students will develop skills for assessing community needs for health promotion, preparing objectives, developing strategies for achieving program objectives, designing an action plan, and applying evaluation methods for measuring outcome effectiveness.

3

The course examines the concepts, tools, data collection, statistical analysis methods, and designs used to evaluate health promotion programs. Students will analyze data from public health programs to conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluations of health-related programs.

3

This course will provide students with the skills to effectively plan a public health intervention program.

The application of scientific evidence from randomized trials and systemic reviews in public health decision-making will be utilized to develop an intervention program.

Prerequisites:PUBH5344 Program Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)

3

This course further explores the theory and application of research design and analysis in public health. Students will practice interpreting and presenting results of statistical analysis and writing reports following APA guidelines.

Prerequisites:RSMT 5313 Research Design and Analysis I (3 credits)

3

Master of Public Health - Health Promotion Electives - Complete 2 Courses:

18 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course aims to introduce the primary methods for infectious disease epidemiology. Students will explore case studies to discuss the application of epidemiological principles and practices to infectious disease research in public health. Emphasis will be placed on the investigation of infectious disease outbreaks, efficacy and effectiveness of vaccinations, and the surveillance for infectious disease.

3

This course aims to provide an in-depth overview of the concepts and issues related to cancer epidemiology. Students will examine the cause, incidence, and trends in cancer, as well as the known risk factors and biology and pathology of the disease. A critical review of study designs for cancer epidemiology and interventions will be discussed.

3

This course prepares students to interpret epidemiological studies related to diet, nutrition, and chronic disease.  An introduction to nutritional epidemiologic analysis will be presented and discussed. Critical evaluation of nutritional epidemiologic literature will be practiced.

3

This course further explores the methodology and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting epidemiologic studies.

Prerequisites:RSMT5323 Introduction to SAS for Public Health (3 credits), PUBH5314 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)

3

The focus of the course is on advocacy in advancing public health programs. Students will learn to gather evidence, develop advocacy strategies, and implement and evaluate advocacy efforts.

3

This course aims to introduce students to the biological and physiological basis of diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the natural and behavioral aspects of disease processes, as well as its relationship to public health and health promotion.

3

Master of Public Health - Epidemiology, Online:

15 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course further explores the theory and application of research design and analysis in public health. Students will practice interpreting and presenting results of statistical analysis and writing reports following APA guidelines.

Prerequisites:RSMT 5313 Research Design and Analysis I (3 credits)

3

This course is an introduction to programming using SAS software for data management and analysis in public health.

3

This course further explores the methodology and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting epidemiologic studies.

Prerequisites:RSMT5323 Introduction to SAS for Public Health (3 credits), PUBH5314 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)

3

This course aims to introduce the primary methods for infectious disease epidemiology. Students will explore case studies to discuss the application of epidemiological principles and practices to infectious disease research in public health. Emphasis will be placed on the investigation of infectious disease outbreaks, efficacy and effectiveness of vaccinations, and the surveillance for infectious disease.

3

This course aims to provide an in-depth overview of the concepts and issues related to cancer epidemiology. Students will examine the cause, incidence, and trends in cancer, as well as the known risk factors and biology and pathology of the disease. A critical review of study designs for cancer epidemiology and interventions will be discussed.

3

Master of Public Health - Epidemiology Electives - Complete 2 Courses:

18 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course aims to introduce students to the biological and physiological basis of diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the natural and behavioral aspects of disease processes, as well as its relationship to public health and health promotion.

3

This course will provide students with the skills to effectively plan a public health intervention program.

The application of scientific evidence from randomized trials and systemic reviews in public health decision-making will be utilized to develop an intervention program.

Prerequisites:PUBH5344 Program Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)

3

This course provides the foundation for health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Students will develop skills for assessing community needs for health promotion, preparing objectives, developing strategies for achieving program objectives, designing an action plan, and applying evaluation methods for measuring outcome effectiveness.

3

The course examines the concepts, tools, data collection, statistical analysis methods, and designs used to evaluate health promotion programs. Students will analyze data from public health programs to conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluations of health-related programs.

3

This course prepares students to interpret epidemiological studies related to diet, nutrition, and chronic disease.  An introduction to nutritional epidemiologic analysis will be presented and discussed. Critical evaluation of nutritional epidemiologic literature will be practiced.

3

The focus of the course is on advocacy in advancing public health programs. Students will learn to gather evidence, develop advocacy strategies, and implement and evaluate advocacy efforts.

3