The goal of the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is to prepare students to be effective public health professionals. You will be trained in a variety of disciplines related to the development and provision of public health services; learn to recognize the social, economic, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of the public; have the knowledge to take a leading role in developing social policies that encourage and foster healthy group and individual behaviors in a community. Public health professionals work in a variety of organizations and agencies to contribute to the common aim of promoting and protecting health in human populations. The following represent the core courses of the master of public health degree.
Public Health Practice: Combines the core components of Community Health, Health Management & Policy, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Epidemiology: Investigates the demographic and social trends of diseases and injury to determine their causes, what the risks are, who is at risk and how to prevent further incidences.
Maternal & Child Health: Identifies and evaluates major determinants of maternal health and child health, and strategies for improving the health of mothers and children, including program planning and evaluation, research methods, and policy analysis at the local, state, national and international levels.
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