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Program Description

Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program was approved for Chicago State University (CSU) on June 21, 2010 by the Illinois Board of Higher education (IBHE).

Chicago State University was approved to pursue the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Health Service Management concentrations. However, the Department is currently offering the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention concentration effective Fall 2011.

The MPH program is a practice centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century by focusing on the core functions of public health – health status assessment, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. The MPH program has a value-added component that focuses on minority health and health equity.

Program Outcome

The MPH curriculum is designed to emphasize the social and behavioral scientific strategies in understanding the causality, consequences, prevention and control of diseases and untimely deaths in minority populations.

The MPH curriculum design at CSU requires 48 credits of course work divided into “public health core,” “concentration” courses and “electives”. Students will have the option of a practicum or thesis as a required capstone experience. Currently, there is one concentration offered:

Health promotion and disease prevention

 

The overall contents of the MPH curriculum at CSU satisfy the core public health standards prescribed by the Associations of Schools of Public Health which represents the 41 Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH). Minority health, including health disparities issues are covered in the following course offerings in the curriculum:

PUBH 5115- Behavioral, Social and Cultural Aspects of Health Disparities................. 3
PUBH 5119- Health Issues in Minority Populations.......................................................... 3
PUBH 5121- Health Services and Programming in Minority Populations...................... 3
PUBH 5132- HIV/AIDS in People of Color: Evidence-based interventions................... 3

Curriculum Outline

Concentration (a) MPH- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Codes

Public Health Core Courses

Credit Units

PUBH 5110

Fundamentals of  Public Health Practice

3

PUBH 5111

Biostatistics & Computer Applications

3

PUBH 5112

Environmental Health & Safety

3

PUBH 5113

Epidemiology

3

PUBH 5114

Principles of Health Policy & Management

3

Concentration Courses

 

PUBH 5115

Behavioral, Social & Cultural Aspects of Health Disparities

3

PUBH 5116

Community Health Risk Assessment

3

PUBH 5117

Research Methods in Health Sciences

3

PUBH 5118

Health Education & Community Advocacy

3

PUBH 5119

Health Issues in Minority Populations

3

PUBH 5120

Principles, Theories & Practice in Behavioral Change

3

PUBH 5121

Health Services and Programming in Minority Populations

3

PUBH 5132

HIV/AIDS in People of Color: Evidence-based Interventions

3


Thesis Option

PUBH 5124

Field Practicum andThesis Proposal

3

PUBH 5125

Thesis Research and Defense

3

 

Elective Courses

 

PUBH 5126

Biological Basis of Public Health

3 **

PUBH 5127

Management of Health Care Organization

3

PUBH 5128

Health Program Design, Planning, and Evaluation

3

PUBH 5129

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Delivery

3

PUBH 5130

Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Public Health Practice

3

PUBH 5131

Health Economics & Financial Management

3

PUBH 5133

Public Health Aspect of Aging

3

PUBH 5134

Global Health

3

PUBH 5135

Health Care Informatics

3***

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** PUBH 5126 – Mandatory for students whose baccalaureate degrees are not in health sciences ***PUBH 5135 - Cannot be taken for credit by health information administration graduates

Total 48 Credit Hours

Summary of MPH degree Course work in Health

Promotion and Disease Prevention

Credit Units

Core Courses

15

Concentration Courses

24

Elective Courses

 3

Practicum  or Thesis

 6

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