College of Public Health Catalog 2013/2014

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Degree: Master of Public Health
Program (Major/College):
MPH/PH
Concentration: Global Health Practice(Code: GLO)        
COPH Department: Global Health
Minimum Credit Hours: 51

MPH with a Concentration in Global Health Practice

Applicants are admitted during the FALL term only.

This program will prepare students for achieving a professional position in the field of international public health, such as with international, bilateral, governmental and non-governmental agencies. The curriculum focuses on assessment and intervention strategies useful in resolving health problems of primarily undeveloped countries. Global Health Practice students have an opportunity to select courses that focus on areas such as epidemiology, maternal and child health, management and socio-cultural health. Students who choose to combine this program with the Peace Corps Master's International program will be able to obtain a long-term field placement experience that will enhance their marketability for employment.

In addition to the overall Master of Public Health degree competencies, Global Health Practice graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe the socio-cultural, political and economic determinants of health and health status at the global level;
  2. Assess the burden of disease on health, service utilization and finance, and the importance of prevention;
  3. Analyze the prevailing international health systems in industrial and developing countries, comparing coverage, utilization, equity, policy, organization, delivery and financing of those systems and define the rationale for health systems' reforms;
  4. Appraise the role of cultural, social and economic factors that contribute to the incidence of infectious disease;
  5. Assess public health conditions and problems related to infectious disease control and surveillance in developing countries;
  6. Use ethical and culturally appropriate technology/ interventions when addressing public health problems and prevention at the global level; and
  7. Propose methodologies for the evaluation of public health programs and interventions.

Concentration Details

 Prerequisites

In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the Master of Public Health degree, applicants should also meet these concentration prerequisites:

  • Public health course prerequisites: none
  • Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: none
  • Work experience: not required
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0 OR
  • Minimum GRE score: Verbal 450 (new scale:150) Quantitative 550 (new scale: 146)
  • An MCAT Mean of 8 may be substituted for the GRE
  • Other criteria: Minimum technology requirements include intermediate computer skills, two letters of recommendation, resume, and goal statement. 
 Curriculum

Curriculum Information 

Examples of common elective options:

Courses not included on the list below may be approved by the student’s advisor.

  • PHC 6111   Global Primary Health Care Strategies 
  • PHC 6146   Health Services Planning and Evaluation 
  • PHC 6147   Managing Quality in Health Care (2)
  • PHC 6511   Public Health Immunology   
  • PHC 6512   Vectors of Human Disease   
  • PHC 6513   Public Health Parasitology   
  • PHC 6074   Epidemiology of Diseases of Major Public Health Importance 
  • PHC 6700   Research Methods in Epidemiology 
  • PHC 6934   Intermediate Infectious Disease Epidemiology 
  • PHC 6535   International Maternal and Child Health
  • PHC 6765   International Health Education 
  • PHC 6536   Population and Community Health 
  • PHC 6532   Women's Health Issues in Public Health

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Program Coursework

College Core Courses

CH*

Seq*4

Pre-reqs*

PHC 6000

Epidemiology

3

1

 

PHC 6050

Biostatistics I

3

1

 

PHC 6102

Principles of Health Policy and Management

3

2

 

PHC 6357

Environmental and Occupational Health

3

3

 

PHC 6410

Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health

3

2

 

Core Total Hours

15

 

 

Required Concentration  Courses

 

 

 

PHC 6764

Global Hlth Principles and Contemporary Issues

3

1

 

PHC 6761

Global Hlth Assessment Strategies

3

2

 

PHC 6106

Global Hlth Program Development and Administ.

3

4

 

PHC 6442

Global Health Applications in the Field

3

5

 

 

Concentration Total Hours

12

 

 

Approved Electives (See selected examples of courses)

 

 

 

Electives Total Hours

12

 

 

Culminating Experience

 

 

 

PHC 6945

Supervised Field Experience

6

4

See Note #1

PHC 6977

Special Project

3

6

 

PHC 6936

Public Health Capstone Course

3

6

All Core completed + 75% of Concentration

 

Culminating Experience minimum Hours

12

 

 

* CH=Credit Hours; Seq= Term Sequence; Pre-reqs= prerequisite courses unless noted as CR (co-requisite) or CC (Concurrent requisite)

  1. During 2nd semester meet with advisor and begin planning field experience. See http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/fe/.
  2. Any grade below a C (C- to F) is required to be retaken.  The grade will be included in the student's GPA.
  3. The College Reserves All Rights to Repeal And/or Modify.
  4. Term sequence given assuming Fall starting term.
  5. May be met through Peace Corps Master's International option.
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