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Primary Health Care & Health Disparities

Curriculum and Competencies

Program length: 58 Credits

Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Track Competencies

This program is completed entirely online. Students are expected to use computer technologies such as Internet, electronic mail, document sharing, and data management as learning modalities within the masters program as well as within their practice after graduation. More information about the track competencies can be found here.

Required OMPH Core Courses (17 Credits)

Core Course Title Credits Course Number
Epidemiology I 4 CPH 541
Introduction to Biostatistics 4 CPH 530
Health Systems Organization 3 CPH 540
Principles of Health Behavior 3 CPH 537
Concepts of Environmental and Occupational Health 3 CPH 539

Track Requirements (26 Credits)

Required Track Course Title Credits Course Number
Social Determinants of Health and Community Assessment 4 CPH 521
Communications and Informatics 3 CPH 522
Management Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care and Public Health Organizations 3 CPH 528
The Social Context of Public Health Policy 3 CPH 531
Professionalism, Ethics & Systems Thinking in Public Health 4 CPH 535
Community Based Participatory Research 3 CPH 536
Public Health Program Evaluation 3 CPH 538
Program Planning 3 CPH 550
Internship - Required Track Course (6 credits)

All students are required to complete the Graduate Internship in Public Health. 

Required Course Title                 Credits Course Number

Graduate Internship in Public Health

6 CPH 509A
Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Elective Courses (9 Credits)*
Track Courses Credits Course Number
Current Issues in Public Health 3 CPH 507A
Graduate Internship: Integrative Seminar 1 CPH 507C
Information Systems for Tracking Population Data 3 CPH 510
Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 CPH 511
Global Perspectives & Program Development 3 CPH 523
Epidemiology of Aging and Chronic Disease 3 CPH 526
Epidemiology of Disease 3 CPH 527

 *other courses may be substituted based on student interest and focus

Updated 09/01/14

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