Total Minimum Hours: 42 credit hours minimum
Core 12 credit hours
Concentration/Electives - 26 credit hours minimum (varies with each concentration)
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum (varies with each each concentration)
Special Project -3 credit hours
Students must complete the Program core requirements and then the requirements as specified for the Concentration.
Program Core Courses 12 hours
PHC 6588History & Systems of Public Health (1)
PHC 6756 Population Assessment: Part 1 (5)
PHC 6757 Population Assessment: Part 2 (3)
PHC 6140 Translation to Public Health Practice (3)
Students select from one of the concentrations listed on the following pages. The Concentration section includes required electives and Field Experience information.
Students select from suggested electives listed with each Concentration on the following pages.
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits) 1 hr min
During 2nd semester meet with advisor and beginplanning field experience. Seehttp://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/fe/
PHC 6977 Special Project (3)
- Passing the CPH exam is a requirement for graduation by all MPH students. Students must be enrolled for two credits the term taking the exam.1st attempt the college of Public Health will pay funds permitting
- 2nd attempt student pays
- 3rd attempt is an oral exam given by the college of Public Health
GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (TCD)
Offered from the Department of Global Health
This concentration provides an opportunity for science-oriented students with an interest in communicable diseases to receive specialized training in the recognition, identification, diagnosis, surveillance, control, and prevention of public health problems related to communicable diseases throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the problems of Florida and underdeveloped nations.. Preference for admission is given to students with a background or demonstrated skills in the biological sciences. Prerequisites may be required.
Students graduating from the program will receive training within five core domains which are central to the study of global communicable disease: 1) Tropical and Emerging Infections 2) Microbiology 3) Immunology and Genetics and 4) Public Health Interventions and Disease Control and 5) Applied Global Communicable Diseases. In addition to the MPH Core Courses students will be reouired to take a minimum of one course from within each domain. Students will then work with their facultv advisor to select a more narrow focus for elective course offerings. It is anticipated that students will take all of the courses within their specific domain of Interest.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: None. Suggested undergraduate courses include general chemistry with laboratory, biology or zoology with laboratory, microbiology with laboratory, biochemistry with laboratory, immunology
- Work experience: None
- Other criteria: International applicants - TOEFL of 550 for paper-based instrument or 213 for computer-based instrument
Total Program requirements with this concentration 42 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program (Core, Special Project, and Comp Exam), this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 15 credit hours
Electives 9 credit hours
Field Experience 3 credit hours minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 15 hours
Students must take a minimum of 3 credits from within each domain. Course selection will be determined by the student and their advisor based on student interests and career goals.
Domains and examples of course selection
Tropical and Emerging Infections - 3 credits minimum
PHC 6512 (3) Vectors of Human Disease
PHC 6510 (3) Exotic and Emerging Infectious Disease
PHC 6513 (3) Public Health Parasitology
PHC 6516 (3) Tropical Diseases
Microbiology- 3 credits minimum
PHC 6037 (3) Public Health Virology
PHC 6562 (3) Microbiology for Healthcare Workers
PHC 7935 (3) Vaccinology*
*with instructor consent
Public Health Interventions and Disease Control- 3 credits minimum
PHC 6314 (3) Infection Control Program Design
PHC 6514 (3) Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries
PHC 6517 (3) Infectious Disease Prev. Strategies
PHC 6251 (3) Disease Surveillance and Monitoring
PHC 5933 (3) Intro to GIS
Immunology and Genetics and - 3 credits minimum
PHC 6511 (3) Public Health Immunology
PHC 6121 (3) Vaccines
PHC 6601 (3) Human Genomics in Medicine and Public Health
Applied Global Communicable Diseases - 3 credits minimum
PHC 6561 (3) Lab Techniques in Public Health
PHC 6560 (3) The Public Health Lab System
PHC 6934 (3) Public Health GIS
Electives - 9 hours
Examples of common elective options.
Students will fulfill their Global Health elective credits in consultation with their advisor. It is recommended that students focus on one of the five domains, taking all courses within that domain.
Field Experience 3 hours minimum
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)