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
TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT (TXY)
Offered from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
This concentration area will provide a broad foundation in the biomedical sciences with general training in toxicology. The program is designed with a balanced curriculum in the areas necessary for understanding the response of organisms to chemical insult and to introduce individuals in the research approaches necessary for the evaluation of these responses. Students will be able to make decisions on the basis of available research findings on potential chemical hazards for humans and animals and to adapt to a rapidly growing body of new knowledge in toxicology.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Public health course prerequisites: College requires HSC 4551 Survey of Human Diseases or comparable course for students who do not have public health or biology courses or experience.
- Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: Sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.
- Prerequisites undergraduate courses: Courses in biology and chemistry.
- Work experience: Not required.
- Minimum undergrad GPA: 3.0.
- Other criteria: TOEFL Score (International Students) 550.
Total Program requirements with this concentration - 44 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program (Core, Special Project, and Comp Exam), this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 23 credit hours
Electives 4 credit hours
Field Experience 2 credit hours minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 23 hours
HSC 6556 (3) Pathobiology of Human Disease I
PHC 6353 (3) Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment
PHC 6310 (3) Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
PHC 6359 (3) Xenobiotic Metabolism in Environmental and Occupational Health
PHC 6369 (2) Industrial Toxicology
PHC 6350 (3) Occupational Toxicology and Risk Assessment
PHC 6934 (2) Special Topics in Public Health
PHC 6930 (1) Public Health Seminar
HSC 6557 (3) Pathobiology of Human Disease II
Electives 4 hours
Field Experience 2 hour minimumFor information on program requirements, refer to the college website: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eoh/~/link.aspx?_id=E3649390675E4F16A23170C292AFC86E&_z=z
PHC 6945 2-3 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)
Students with little or no professional experience: 3 hours minimum. Students with relevant professional experience: 2 hours minimum. Has worked as a professional in the field of toxicology for a period of at least one year constitutes the term "relevant professional experience" and is worthy of lesser field experience.