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Community and Behavioral Health - Colorado School of Public Health

Community and Behavioral Health - Colorado School of Public Health
 

Master of Public Health

Community and Behavioral Health 


Campus | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Dedicated to working on the frontlines of public health through investigating, applying and evaluating solutions to critical health issues, community and behavioral health specialists impact our communities daily. In the Colorado School of Public Health MPH program in Community and Behavioral Health you can influence individuals to make positive health decisions, while strengthening our communities.

Courses in Community and Behavioral Health are designed to prepare students to address the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors that influence health. By studying behaviors, you’ll learn to design and evaluate programs that modify the incidence of diseases the impact our nation and globe.

If you find yourself asking questions like, “how can individuals change risky health behaviors?” or “what are the best interventions for preventing obesity?” a career in community and behavioral health will fit your interests. Upon completion of this program, you’ll find careers as health educators, evaluation specialists and program officers at public health agencies, hospitals, non-profits and academic institutions.

Learn to assess community needs, develop programs and alter policies that will promote health, prevent disease and enhance quality of life.


 


Concentration Requirements - Community & Behavioral Health

MPH Core Course Equivalencies

Course Course # Credits

Required MPH Core Credits

   

Applied Biostatistics I

BIOS 6601

3

​Biostatistics Lab - SAS*  
OR
Biostatistics Lab - SPSS*
​BIOS 6603
BIOS 6604
​1

Epidemiology

EPID 6630

3

Occupational & Environmental Health

EHOH 6614

3

Foundations of Health Behavior**

CBHS 6611

3

Health Systems & Management

HSMP 6601

3

Foundations in Public Health

PUBH 6600

2

Required Community & Behavioral Health Courses

Methods in Research & Evaluation

CBHS 6612

3

Program Planning & Implementation

CBHS 6613

3

Community Health Assessment

CBHS 6624

3

​Community and Behavioral Health Electives [any CBHS course(s)] ​CBHS #### ​​3

General Electives

8

Practicum

2

Master's Project

2

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

42

MPH concentration curriculum is updated on an annual basis. Students are required to complete the curriculum approved and in place at the time of matriculation. If you have questions, please contact your advisor, concentration director or review the MPH handbook.​​ 

 

 Concentration Competencies

 

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.

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