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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, MPH


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The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology offers two (2) MPH programs: MIC (Management, Intervention, and Community Practice) and PEL (Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Practice). Continue reading below for a description of each MPH program:

 

The MPH with a concentration in Infectious Disease Management, Intervention, and Community Practice (MIC) provides a tailored educational experience to foster competencies for practice, research, and education in public health. Students take courses that focus on global and domestic infectious diseases including HIV, and assists students in designing interventions, approaches, and policies to address the increase in infectious diseases as well as emerging infectious disease threats to public health. This coursework paired with hands-on practicum experience particular to the student’s interest prepares students for careers in public health education, program development and management, or further education.

 

The MPH with a concentration in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Practice (PEL) enables students a unique educational experience, which brings together pathogen biology, immunology, and epidemiology within the broader framework of public health. Students then have the opportunity to apply what they learn in a laboratory setting. Students graduate from the MPH PEL program with the expertise necessary for occupations in public health education, analysis, and research in the non-profit, government, or private sectors. The program also prepares students for further education in medical or graduate programs.

MPH-MIC Departmental Requirements:


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
•42 credits total
•Written essay OR thesis
•200 hour practicum

PROGRAM LENGTH
•Full-time students complete the programin 2 years or less
•Part-time students complete the programin 3-4 years on average

 

MPH-MIC PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
1. Demonstrate knowledge of local, regional, national and
global infectious diseases.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of social, economic, and cultural
factors for the prevention, control and/or elimination of the
emergence and spread of infectious diseases in specific
populations and communities.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of infectious disease
pathogenesis, prevention, clinical diagnosis, and
treatment in relevant populations in domestic and
international settings.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of clinical, behavioral,
epidemiological aspects of infectious disease prevention
and treatment interventions for health services, systems
of care, organizations, institutions, communities, and
governments.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in recognizing,
assessing, evaluating scientific research and best
practices to make evidence-based public health
recommendations for infectious disease planning,
interventions, research, and policies.

MPH-PEL Departmental Requirements:


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
•42 credits total
•Written essay OR thesis
•200 hour practicum
•OPTIONAL lab rotation

PROGRAM LENGTH
•Full-time students complete the programin 2 years or less
•Accelerated schedule available: 1.5 years
•Part-time students complete the programin 3-4 years on average

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