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Master of Public Health

Global Public Health - Epidemiology


Center for Global Health

Campus | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health and Epidemiology provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices; trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges; and provides depth in the area of epidemiology, in which students learn to apply critical thinking to political, economic and ethical issues in global health​. Students will learn to identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application by applying the principles of epidemiology.

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum including a practicum and captsone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component. 

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    
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601/6611Å 3
Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Occupational & Environmental Health EHOH 6614 3
Soc​ial & Behavioral Factors & Health CBHS 6610 3
Health Systems & Management HSMP 6601 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Required Epidemiology Courses    
Analytical Epidemiology EPID 6631 3
Applied Biostatistics II BIOS 6602/6612Å 3
SAS Database Design and Management in SAS BIOS 6680 3
Research Methods in Epidemiology EPID 6626 3

Epidemiology Electives Requirements
(select 3-5 credits from the following Methods or Topical Epidemiology courses AND select 3-5 credits from the Global Epidemiology courses)

Methods Course Options
Bios Lab SAS #
Clinical Epidemiology
Advanced Epidemiology
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Genetic Epidemiology
Research Methods with Secondary Data Sources


BIOS 6603
EPID 6629
EPID 6632
EPID 6646
EPID 7640
EPID 7605

1
3
2
1
1
3
Topical Course Options
Cancer Prevention and Control
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Injury and Violence Epidemiology and Prevention
Genetics in Public Health
Pharmacoepidemiology​

EPID 6622
EPID 6636
EPID 6637
EPID 6642
EPID 7615

2
3
2
2
2
2​

Global Epidemiology Options 
Applied Global Health Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Communicable Disease Epidemiology 
Global Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Investigation of Disease Outbreaks
Foodborne & Diarrheal Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs
Global Health and Disaster


EPID 6634
EPID 6624
EPID 6635
EPID 6638
EPID 6640
EPID 6641
EPID 6643
EPID 6670


2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

Required Global Public Health Courses:
Public Health in the Global Community​ ​CBHS 6619 3​
Geographic Perspectives on Global Health​ ​EHOH 6623 ​1
Global Public Health Electives (in additional to the Epidemiology specific electives - may fullfill with electives from EPID, CBHS, EHOH, or HSMP) ​3-5
Practice Based Learning:
Practicum 2
Capstone Project 2
Total Program Credits 45

Å - BIOS 6611/6612 series recommended for students with calculus

# - Course is required for all Epi students entering Fall 2011 or later. Can be waived for students taking BIOS 6611/6612

Global Health Electives

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

  • CBHS 6622 | Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • 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 6624 | Infectious Disease, Environmental Contexts (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6627 | Water Quality and Public Health (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6670 | International Travel and Health (1 credit)
  • EHOH 6710 | Disasters, Climate Change and Health (3 credits)
  • EPID 6624 | Public Health Surveillance (Pre-req EPID 6630) (2 credits)
  • EPID 6635 | Communicable Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6638 | Global Cardiovascular Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6640 | Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (2 credits)
  • EPID 6641 | Foodborne & Diarrheal Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6643 | Epidemiology and Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs (2 credits)
  • EPID 6670 | Global Health and Disaster (2 credits)
  • EPID 6670-002 | Applied Global Health Epidemiology (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)

 

 

 Concentration Competencies

 
​Competencies for Students Concentrating in Epidemiology

Identifier

MPH Epidemiology Concentration (CN) Competencies

CN-EPID 1​

Appropriately use descriptive epidemiologic methods to describe a given condition including measures of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, mortality, demographic characteristics and risk factors. 

CN-EPID 2

Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative measurement and analysis methods to support research and evaluations in the core areas of public health research and practice, including: epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, community and behavioral health, and public health systems management, policy and outcomes research. 

CN-EPID 3

Critically review and interpret public health and other scientific literature to identify strengths and weaknesses of individual studies, to synthesize evidence in a research area, to identify gaps in evidence and to demonstrate relevance of current knowledge to the practice of public health. 

CN-EPID 4

Translate investigator ideas into answerable research questions.

CN-EPID 5

Describe and select study designs, taking into account the advantages and limitations of each for addressing specific problems, as well as the practical aspects of their uses. 

CN-EPID 6

Describe best practices for design of data collection forms and protocols, instrument reliability and validity, data monitoring and quality assurance, and data archiving for analysis and use of data by other investigators. 

CN-EPID 7

Use computer software for data entry, database management, and summarizing, analyzing and displaying data. 

CN-EPID 8

Apply and interpret the concepts of effect modification and interaction. 

CN-EPID 9

Interpret statistical results in order to make appropriate inferences.

CN-EPID 10

Evaluate threats to internal validity and when critically evaluating strength of evidence.  

Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health - Epidemiology

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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