DVM/MPH DUAL DEGREE
Our dual DVM/MPH degree offers many career opportunities for today’s growing demands for Veterinary Public Health experts. Earning a veterinary public health degree along with a DVM at SGU will increase a veterinary practitioner’s employment opportunities for positions in the public sector and private practice.
The DVM/MPH program consist of the following 42 public health course credit hours:
|Public Health Core & program-required Courses (30 credits)|
|PUBH 803||Principles of Epidemiology||3 credits|
|PUBH 804||Principles of Biostatistics||3 credits|
|PUBH 805||Health Policy and Management||3 credits|
|PUBH 806||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health||3 credits|
|PUBH 807||Principles of Environmental Health||3 credits|
|PUBH 831||Concepts, Practice, and Leadership of Public Health||3 credits|
|PUBH 858||One Health: Public Health Applications||3 credits|
|PUBH 832||Public Health Research Methods and Ethics||3 credits|
|PUBH 893||Capstone Seminar||3 credits|
|PUBH 889||Practicum in Public Health||3 credits|
|DVM coursework (12 credits):|
|PTHB 503||Bacteriology/Mycology||4 credits|
|PTHB 505||Veterinary Parasitology||4 credits|
|PTHB 510||Veterinary Public Health||2 credits|
|PTHB 512||Immunology||2 credit|
Based on these DVM/MPH courses, students will gain the following competencies:
- Identify and evaluate microbial and non-microbial hazards of animal origin to human health.
- Microbial hazards such as: zoonotic diseases; animal-associated food borne diseases; potential bio-agro terrorism agents, foreign animal disease.
- Non-microbial hazards such as: animal-related injuries (dog bites); animal-related environmental and occupational problems such as animal waste pollution.
- Identify and effectively work with community and governmental resources appropriate for addressing animal-associated human health risks.
- Apply appropriate epidemiologic methods for the investigation and surveillance of animal-associated public health problems.
- Identify and facilitate the implementation of appropriate prevention and control strategies for animal-associated human health risks.
- Identify cultural attitudes and behaviors towards animals and disease to be considered in risk prevention and control.
DVM/MPH class schedules are synchronized with the School of Veterinary Medicine to permit dual degree students to complete the degrees within a reasonable timeframe.
DVM students who enter during the August term complete Term 1 of the MPH program and begin the veterinary medical program in January. They then continue the MPH program in the summer and resume their DVM Term 2 coursework in the fall together with three MPH credits. Following this, they will complete the remainder of their veterinary medical coursework with the practicum occurring at a later date.
DVM students who enter during the January term complete Terms 1 and 2 of the MPH program during the spring and summer terms respectively, and begin their veterinary medical program in the fall of that year. In the spring of the following year, they will complete DVM Term 2 coursework, followed by three MPH credits together with the DVM Term 3 courses in the fall term. Students will continue with their veterinary medical program, with the practicum occurring at a later date.
|FALL DVM/MPH ENTRANT||TIMELINES
|SUMMER DVM/MPH ENTRANTS|
|August to November||MPH Term 1
|August to November|
|January to May||DVM Term I||January to May|
|May to August||MPH Term 2
|May to August||MPH Term 1
|August to December||DVM Term II||August to December||DVM Term I|
|January to May||DVM Term III||January to May||DVM Term II|
|May to July||May to July||MPH Term 2 (10 credits)|
|August to December||DVM Term IV||MPH CILE Paper & Oral||August to December||DVM Term III|
|January to May||DVM Term V||January to May||DVM Term IV||MPH CILE Paper & Oral|
|May to August||MPH Practicum Completion||May to August||MPH Practicum Completion|
|August to December||DVM Term VI||August to December||DVM Term V|
|January to December||Clinical 4th Year||January to December||DVM Term VI|
|May or Aug to June or July of following year||May or Aug to June or July of following year||Clinical 4th Year|
Calendar is subject to change.
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