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Contacts

Directors
Jay Levine, DVM, MPH
North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 919.513.6397
Email: jay_levine@ncsu.edu

Andrew Olshan, PhD
University of North Carolina
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Phone: 919.966.7424
Email: andy_olshan@unc.ed

MPH Curriculum

 

The curriculum offers students the opportunity to take advantage of classes taught at the The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and other NCSU departments. Our goal is for each graduating student to have a sound grasp of the epidemiologic approach to problem solving, outbreak investigation, study design, data storage, data analysis, and data communication. The core curriculum is designed to provide each graduate with a working knowledge of the issues and policies that impact public health. In addition, each graduate will be required to have a thorough understanding of the philosophy of One Health, which bridges the medical professions, zoonoses, and their rapid detection, and alternative approaches that can be used to minimize their effect on human health. Elective courses complement the core curriculum by providing students with the opportunity to focus time on studying issues that challenge the safety of our food supply, spatial information systems, international trade in animal products and community response and disaster management. 

 

Sample Curriculum (printable copy)

Optional Summer Session
University Course Number Course Credit
NCSU ST511 & ST512 Experimental Statistics for the Biological Sciences (Biomed. Section)
Experimental Statistics, SAS-based data analysis, regression, linear modeling
(3)

(3)
Fall 1st Year
University Course Number Course Credit
UNC EPID 710 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 4
UNC EPID 705 Logic and Probability 2
UNC EPID 700 SAS 3
NCSU/UNC
Elective* (3)
NCSU (UNC) ST 511
(BIOS 600 sub)
Experimental Statistics for the Biological Sciences (Biomed. Section) 3
NCSU VPH 650 Population Medicine Forum 1
Total 13
Spring 1st Year
University Course Number Course Credit
UNC EPID 715 Theory and Quantitative Methods 4
UNC EPID 716 Epidemiologic Data Analysis 2
NCSU ST512
(BIOS545 sub)
Experimental Statistics, SAS-based data analysis, regression, linear modeling 3
NCSU VPH713 Zoonoses and Public Health 3
NCSU/UNC
Elective* (3)
NCSU VPH 650 Population Medicine Forum 1
Total 13
Summer 1st Year
University Course Number Course Credit
UNC EPID 900 Epidemiology Practice (master's practicum) 4
Fall 2nd Year
University Course Number Course Credit
UNC HPM 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3
UNC EPID 718 Epidemiologic Analysis of Binary Data 3
NCSU(UNC) Tox 715
(ENVR 600 sub)
Environmental Toxicology 3
NCSU/UNC
Elective* (3)
NCSU VPH 760 Molecular Technologies for Epidemiologic Investigation 3
NCSU VPH 650 Population Medicine Forum 1
Total 13
Spring 2nd Year
University Course Number Course Credit
UNC HBHE 600 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 3
NCSU/UNC
Elective* (3)
NCSU/UNC
Elective* (3)
UNC EPID 992 Master's Paper 3
NCSU VPH 650 Population Medicine Forum 1
Total 7
Required Credits 50
Elective Credits 6
TOTAL CREDITS 56

 

*Sample of Elective Courses (other courses considered on a case-by-case basis)

Food Safety
NCSU FSA 520 Pre-Harvest Food Safety 3
NCSU FSA 530 Post-Harvest Food Safety 3
NCSU FSA 540 Food Safety and Public Health 3
Geographic Information Systems
NCSU GIS 510 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
NCSU GIS 530 Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3
UNC GEOG 445 Medical Geography 3
UNC GEOG 450 Population Geography 3
NCSU GIS 520 Advance Geospatial Analysis 3
NCSU MEA/GIS Geospatial modeling and Analysis 3
Community Preparedness and Disaster Management
UNC
HPM 420   
Community and Public Health Security - Disasters, Terrorism and Emergency Management
3
Global Health
UNC
PUBH510
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
3
UNC
HPM664
Globalization and Health (HPM 664/MCH 664)
3
Field Epidemiology
UNC
EPID750
Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance
3
UNC
EPID758 Principles and Methods of Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
3
UNC
EPID759 Methods in Field Epidemiology
3

Trade Policy
NCSU
ST 506
Sampling Animal Populations
3
NCSU ST 520
Statistical Principles of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
3
NCSU VPH580
Veterinary Production Epidemiology
3
NCSU VPH554 Trade and Agricultural Health-on-line
3
NCSU VPH555 Public Health, Sustainable Development and Gender in A Global Context
3
NCSU VPH675 Supervised Public Health Research
1 - 7
NCSU VPH/ FW 720
Epidemiology of Wildlife Diseases
3
NCSU CBS/VPH 784
Principles of Analytic Epidemiology 3