General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 45
|College Core Course|
|HRPR 5001||Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions||0|
|Public Health Core Courses|
|ENVH 5103||Environmental Health||3|
|EPBI 5201||Epidemiological Research Methods I||3|
|HPM 5006||Political and Economic Aspects of Health||3|
|SBS 5001||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|SBS 5102||Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior||3|
|Applied Biostatistics Courses|
|EPBI 8001||Research Methods in Public Health||3|
|EPBI 8012||Multivariate Biostatistics||3|
|EPBI 8208||Data Management and Analysis||3|
|Applied Biostatistics Elective||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Human Health Risk Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling|
|Public Health Data Reporting|
|Multilev Mod in Int Res|
|Biostat Cnslt Practicum|
|Factor Analysis and Scaling|
|M.P.H. Fieldwork Experience|
|EPBI 9289||MPH Fieldwork I||3|
|EPBI 9389||MPH Fieldwork II||3|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
Internship: An internship is required as part of a student's M.P.H. fieldwork.
M.P.H. fieldwork requires a student to synthesize and integrate the knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice through an internship or practicum experience with a public health agency or under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. The M.P.H. fieldwork experience serves as the culminating event as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body of all U.S. schools of public health, for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. In addition, this culminating experience provides the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in a topic area and to contribute original and independent observations to a body of knowledge.
For the culminating experience to fulfill the requirements of EPBI 9289 and EPBI 9389, M.P.H. in Applied Biostatistics students are expected to complete a fieldwork experience, which enables them to:
- Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health.
- Apply basic statistical methods for summarizing public health data and for inference.
- Interpret and present results from the application of basic statistical techniques.
- Distinguish among the different measurement scales and, based on these distinctions, recognize the implications for selection of appropriate statistical methods.
- Apply descriptive techniques commonly used to summarize public health data.
- Recognize concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
- Apply common statistical methods for inference, including estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
- Use appropriate statistical software and make proper interpretations based on the output.
- Be trained in a variety of common statistical programs and languages.
- Gain hands-on experience working with existing databases while being mentored on a culminating project.
- Incorporate public health practices when conducting and interpreting analytic results.
- Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods.
- Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences.
- Apply basic informatics techniques with vital statistics and public health records in the description of public health characteristics and in public health research and evaluation.
A final paper is the required deliverable for the M.P.H. fieldwork requirement. Students must also demonstrate their proficiency and the application of theory and principles in the paper and demonstrate mastery of the required competencies during the oral defense. The evaluation of the M.P.H. fieldwork practicum experience, therefore, is integrated into the culminating experience requirement.