2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Community and Public Health Practice Concentration, MPH

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The MPH Community and Public Health Practice concentration (formally the Generalist program) prepares future health professionals for a variety of employment opportunities in the public health field. Students learn to address public health issues in local and global settings using evidence-based strategies and working in collaboration with community partners. The concentration has a focus on training health professionals to design and implement community-driven and community-level strategies and interventions.

Students receive rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative methods including epidemiology, biostatistics, and applied research methods, as well as advanced coursework in program planning, management, and evaluation. Students also may choose electives in sexual health, mental health, health economics, maternal and child health, food agriculture and nutrition, global health, or other topics.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Needs Assessment: Evaluate the uses of different methods in helping communities identify needs and community assets to address public health and environmental issues
  • Applied Research Methods: Develop a research project proposal using mixed methods to address a public health problem or evaluate a community level intervention to improve population health.
  • Critical Thinking on Power, Race, and Identity: Analyze how issues of power, race and ethnicity, sex and gender identity, and socioeconomic factors affect the health of communities, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based projects.
  • Project Management: Apply project management strategies to improve the quality, efficiency, and effective implementation of public health-related programs and services.
  • Environmental Health and Protection: Identify environmental health risks in vulnerable communities and propose strategies to reduce exposures.

Major Requirements (45 Units)

Community and Public Health Practice Concentration Classes:

Complete 4 units of electives from the following:

  • MPH 600:698 (see department for course selection)

Applied Practice Experience:

  • MPH 680 Applied Practice Experience Preparation
  • MPH 681 Applied Practice Experience 1
  • MPH 682 Applied Practice Experience 2

Integrated Learning Experience

  • Integrated Learning Experience

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