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Community and Behavioral Health - Colorado School of Public Health

Community and Behavioral Health - Colorado School of Public Health
Center for Global Health
 

Master of Public Health

Global Public Health


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

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health offers the new Global Public Health-Community and Behavioral Health concentration. The program requires a minimum of 45 credit hours and provide students 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. 

Global Public Health - Community and Behavioral Health

Students who select the Global Public Health - Community and Behavioral Health concentration complete all the core MPH and CBH curriculum with additional global oriented courses.  They 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.

 

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.

Curriculum

Course Course # Credits
Required MPH Core Credits   Total Required: 18 
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 6603 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Required Community & Behavioral Health Courses Total Required: 12
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
Community & Behavioral Health Global Electives Select: 3-5
Qualitative Research Methods ​ ​CBHS 6622 ​3
​Nutrition in the Global Community ​CBHS 6623 ​2
​Tech-Based Health Promotion ​CBHS 6628 ​3
Health and Human Rights ​CBHS 6629 3​
Required Global Public Health Courses Total Required: 7-9
Public Health in the Global Community​ ​CBHS 6619 ​3
​Geographic Perspective on Global Health ​EHOH 6623 ​1
​Electives in Global Public Health ​3-5
Practicum 2
Master's Project 2
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS min 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.

Global Electives

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

  • CBHS 6623 | Nutrition in the Global Community (2 credits)
  • CBHS 6629 | Health and Human Rights (3 credits)
  • CBHS 6632 | Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America (3 credits)
  • CBHS 6633 | Intensive Study of Public Health Services in Cuba (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6621 | GIS for Public Health Research and Practice (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6670 | International Travel and Health (1 credit)
  • EHOH 6710 | Disasters, Climate Change and Health (3 credits)
  • EPID 6624 | Public Health Surveillance (2 credits)
  • EPID 6635 | Communicable Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6640 | Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (2 credits)
  • EPID 6670 | Epidemiology and the Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6602 | Health Equity (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6608 | Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6615 | Global Health Policy Issues (2 credits)
  • HSMP 66xx | Comparative Health Systems (2 credits)
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