Course Catalog and Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

Fall Courses

Fall Courses
Course Hours
Environmental Health 3
Rural Health and Aging 3
War and Public Health 3
Global Health 3
Climate Change and Public Health 3

Spring Courses

Spring Courses
Course Hours
Social and Behavior Health 3
Public Health Policy and Management 3
Program Planning and Evaluation 3
Community-Oriented Primary Care 3
Public Health Nutrition 3

Summer Courses

Summer Courses
Course Hours
Epidemiology 3
Biostatistics 3
Capstone 6

Course Catalog

This course covers statistical concepts and methods used in analysis, interpretation and application of data generated by the various domains of public health, such as clinical medicine, health policies, and health economics.

This course covers the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required for understanding patterns of disease and injury in human populations and applying this understanding to control of health problems.

This course covers core theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that are utilized in preventing or controlling the diseases, injuries, and disabilities due to interactions between people and their environment.

This course covers the public health practices concerned with delivery, quality and costs of health care for individuals and populations.

This course will cover those areas of the social and behavioral sciences that are relevant to public health research and practices. The roles of psychosocial and cultural factors in individual and population health and health disparities will be emphasized.

This course underscores key principles of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and the process of involving local communities in primary care initiatives. This course is geared towards primary care providers in training as all learners are expected to have a basic understanding of primary health care.

Students will be required to identify and establish a partnership with a community mentor that will work with the student throughout the course.

This course on war and health provides an overview on the consequences of war and conflict including physical injury, infectious diseases, mental health, malnutrition, chronic disease and infrastructure, and the role health professionals have on effective maintenance and promotion of health and social equity.

This course covers models, concepts and skills by which students gain a basic understanding of how to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs and evaluate their effectiveness.

This course provides a basic study of social, economic, political and cultural influences that impact the health of individuals and families in rural communities. Designed for health professionals, this course focuses on improving health status and developing culturally appropriate interventions and services in rural settings.

This course covers the major determinants of health and disease from a global perspective and prepares learners for professional practice in the field of global health.

This course provides a basic introduction to the science of climate change, an overview of how climate change is affects public health, strategies to predict and communicate climate change, and suggestions on how we can adapt to and mitigate the effect of climate change.

This course provides a basic introduction on the concepts of nutritional science. Students will explore nutritional issues from a public health perspective.

This course is the culminating experience of the MPH degree program. It provides students the opportunity to apply the skills and competencies acquired in the MPH program to a problem encountered in public health practice.