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Master of Public Health - Global Health & Community & Behavioral Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO


The Master of Public Health in Global Health & Community & Behavioral Health is a 45 credit hour progam designed to provide you with public health perspectives of globalization and global health issues; programs and best practices; and trains students to use public health methods to address global public health challenges. 

Students who select this concentration will complete all the core MPH and CBH curriculum with additional global oriented courses. You will gain an in-depth understanding of community and behavioral health, which focuses on using scientific evidence and community collaboration to assess community needs and develop programs and polices that promote health, prevent disease, and enhance quality of life.​


 Curriculum


Course ID Course Name ​Credits
Required MPH Core Courses
BIOS 6601
Applied Biostatistics I 3
​EPID 6630 ​Epidemiology ​3
​EHOH 6614 ​Environmental & Occupational Health ​3
CBHS 6611 ​Foundations of Health Behavior ​3
HSMP 6601​ ​Health Systems & Management ​3
​PUBH 6600 ​Foundations in Public Health ​2
​Required Concentration Courses
CBHS 6612​ ​Methods in Research & Evaluation ​3
CBHS 6613 ​Program Planning & Implementation ​3
​CBHS 6624 ​Community Health Assessment ​3
Choose 1 of the following 2 options:
​CBHS 6622 Qualitative Research Methods 3
CBHS 6637 ​Applied Quantitative Analysis ​3
​Global Electives
​CBHS 6622 Qualitative Research Methods 3
CBHS 6628 ​Tech-based Health Promotion ​3
​CBHS 6629 Health & Human Rights 3
​CBHS 6632 ​Public Health in the Caribbean & Latin America ​3
​CBHS 6633 ​Intensive Study of Public Health in Cuba ​3
​​Required Global Public Health Courses ​ ​
​CBHS 6619 ​Public Health in the Global Community ​3
​EHOH 6623 ​Geographic Perspective on Global Health ​1
​Electives ​from the list below ​3 - 5
PUBH 6606 ​​​Practicum ​2
​CBHS 6990 ​Capstone Preparation ​1
​PUBH 6991 ​Capstone Integration ​1
​​Total ​ ​45

 

 

In addition to in class curriculum, students are required to complete a practicum and capstone. The capstone should incorporate a global component. Past MPH students have completed practicum and capstone experiences internationally with organizations in Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia. Our Center for Global Health is a strong resource to learn more about possible global projects. Students may also consider domestic opportunities which support a global cause or issue.

 

Students many not use the same course to fulfill more than one requirement.

 

 
 
​​Students who matriculated before 2017-2018: MPH - Global Public Health - Community and Behavioral Health Curriculum Checksheet1

 Competencies

Competencies for Students Concentrating in Community & Behavioral Health


Identifier

MPH Community and Behavioral Health Concentration (CN) Competencies

CN-CBHS 1​

Describe, select and apply appropriate theories, models, frameworks and evidence- based strategies for the development of health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management programs.

CN-CBHS 2

Describe and apply systematic approaches and methods to assess the health-related needs of communities and populations, taking into account individual, interpersonal, community and societal factors.​

CN-CBHS 3

Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to identify disparities in health and inform the design and adaptation of culturally appropriate programs to promote health equity.

CN-CBHS 4

Use systematic approaches to conceive, design and implement and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. Systematic approaches include the use of logic models, principles of Community Based Participatory Research, epidemiologic evidence, and evidence-based intervention strategies.

CN-CBHS 5

Identify and describe appropriate research designs for assessing program effectiveness.

CN-CBHS 6

Critically assess and select appropriate quantitative and qualitative measurement methods for assessing program reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and sustainability.

CN-CBHS 7

 

Use clear, concise, and compelling oral, written, and visual methods for communicating program descriptions and study findings.

CN-CBHS 8

 

Effectively engage and collaborate with communities and stakeholders, in an equitable and ethical manner, including developing a work plan, communicating effectively and disseminating results.


Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health - Community and Behavioral Health 

 

Identifier

MPH Global Health Plus Concentration (CN) Competencies

CN-GLH 1

Describe and analyze the determinants and the globalization of health as well as the health status of a given jurisdiction using credible data sources.

CN-GLH 2

Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices and players.

CN-GLH 3

Apply critical thinking to the political, economic and ethical issues in global health.

CN-GLH 4

Identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application.

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Program Admission

Like other MPH concentrations, applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Click here to review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions.​

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Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.4585
colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu

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