Students in the public health degree programs are offered the option of specializing or concentrating in one of four tracks. Each track has its own unique coursework requirements.
Environmental and Occupational Health Track
Students who opt to specialize in the Environmental and Occupational Health Track are required to complete, in addition to the public health core (15 credits) and program required courses (6 credits) courses, and any four of the following courses (3 credits each):
Based these Epidemiology track courses, students will gain the following competencies:
Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time, and place.
Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of epidemiological data.
Calculate basic epidemiological measures.
Communicate epidemiological information to lay and professional audiences.
Draw appropriate interpretations from epidemiological data.
Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiological studies.
Describe basic concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
Apply descriptive techniques commonly used to summarize public health data.
Apply common statistical methods for inference.
Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question.
Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.
Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical analysis for both public health professionals and lay audiences.
Critically synthesize the public health research and practice literature for a selected health topic.
Evaluate the validity of an epidemiological study in terms of chance and bias.
Conduct an epidemiological and biostatistical data analysis.
Distinguish between a statistical association and a casual relationship using appropriate principle of casual inference.
Health Policy and Administration Track
Students who opt to specialize in the Health Policy & Administration Track are required to complete, in addition to the public health core (15 credits) and program required (6 credits) courses, the following four track required courses (3 credits each):
Health Policy and Administration Courses (12 credits)