Master of Public Health
The program is designed to meet the development needs of professionals working in the field of public health or related fields such as occupational health, environmental health, primary care or health promotion. It is appropriate for those working in health and social care organizations, including health authorities, government departments and health service providers such as hospitals and clinics. The course will also be appropriate for those who wish to pursue a career in academic public health or to learn more about epidemiology and statistics for research or health service evaluation. The program is part-time. The program is modular with teaching taking place during intensive courses 0830-1700 Wednesday-Saturday.
- History and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, functions, and leadership roles.
- Population health concepts, and the processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.
- Concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis and interpretation, and the evidence-based reasoning and informatics approaches that are essential to public health practice.
- Biological, environmental, socio-economic, behavioral, cultural, and other factors that impact human health, influence the global and societal burden of disease, and contribute to health disparities.
- Identification and pursuit of opportunities for promoting health and preventing disease across the lifespan and for enhancing public health preparedness.
- Characteristics and organizational structures of selected health care systems.
- Legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy.
- Public health-specific communication and social marketing, including technical and professional writing.
- The cultural context of public health issues.
- Globalization and sustainable development and their relationship to population health.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use advanced concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis and interpretation.
- Identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations using population health concepts and methods
- Analyze the biological, environmental, socio-economic, behavioral, cultural, and other factors that impact human health.
- Use effective communication and strategies for promoting health and preventing disease across the lifespan.
- Compare the characteristics and organizational structures of health care systems in selected countries.
- Explain the legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 34 hours
Public Health Major