Epidemiology and Global Health combined concentration graduates will be able to meet the competencies from both the Epidemiology MPH and the Global Health Practice MPH, as described below.
The Epidemiology concentration is a professional degree, intended for individuals who wish to obtain a broad understanding of public health, with an emphasis on its epidemiologic principles and methods. The knowledge and skills obtained through the concentration will enable graduates to characterize the health status of communities, critically evaluate research on determinants of health-related events, formulate strategies to evaluate the impact of health-related interventions and foster the application of epidemiologic methods for health-promotion/disease-prevention activities at the community level.
The Global Health Practice concentration will prepare students for achieving a professional position in the field of international public health. These positions can be 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.