MPH Curriculum - 2016-2017 Matriculation

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified.

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

TERM
OFFERED

TERM
TAKEN

NOTES

MPH CORE COURSES (7 course units)

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1

Fall

 

 

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking II

1

Spring

 

 

CDE/EMD 508

Principles of Epidemiology I

1

Fall

 

 

EPH 100

Professional Skills Seminar

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 515

Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 520

Summer Internship (meets public health practice requirement)

n/a

Summer

 

 

EPH 525

Thesis

2

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

CDE 505

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health

1

Fall

 

 

CDE 537

Social and Interpersonal Influences on Health
(recommended for students with a social science background)

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

HPM 510

Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems

1

Fall

 

 

HPM 560

Health Economics and U.S. Health Policy

1

Spring

 

 

 

 EHS DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES (4 course units)

EHS 503

Public Health Toxicology

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 507

Environmental Epidemiology

1

Fall

 

 

EHS 508

Assessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 510

Principles of Environmental Health

1

Fall

EHS 525

Seminar and Journal Club in Environmental Health
(4 semesters)

n/a

Fall/Spring

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 course units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rev. 8.10.2016

New Course!

Water, Sanitation and Global Health (EHS 537a/EMD 537a)

Water is essential for life, and yet unsafe water poses threats to human health globally, from the poorest to the wealthiest countries. More than two billion people around the world lack access to clean, safe drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH). This course focuses on the role of water in human health from a public health perspective. The course provides a broad overview of the important relationships between water quality, human health, and the global burden of waterborne diseases. It discusses the basics of water compartments and the health effects from exposures to pathogenic microbes and toxic chemicals in drinking water. It also covers different sanitation solutions to improve water quality and disease prevention and discusses future challenges and the need for intervention strategies in the new millennium. Y. Chen, E. Wunder, Jr.