Michigan State University Program in Public Health

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Michigan State University
Program in Public Health
P. Greg Gulick, JD, MHA, MBA
Assistant Professor
July 19, 2013
Agenda
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Background on Program in Public Health
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The 10 Essential Public Health Services
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Our Focus on Preparing Students for the
Workforce
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Questions
MSU Program in Public Health
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Established in 2009
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Michael Rip, PhD – Director
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100% online
◦ Weekly modules – no self-study
◦ Lectures every week
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Over 500 students and alumni
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Part of the College of Human Medicine
MSU Program in Public Health
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Core Courses – 18 credits
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HM801 – Intro to Public Health
HM802 – Biostatistics for Public Health
HM803 – Epidemiology and Public Health
HM804 – Public Health Administration
HM805 – Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
HM806 – Environmental Factors of Health
Electives – 18 Credits
◦ Over 50 Elective courses
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Culminating Experience – 6 credits
Total credits for MPH = 42 credits
Culminating Experience
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HM891 – Intro to Public Health Practicum (1 credit)
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HM892 – Public Health Practicum (Credits vary,
generally 3 credits)
◦ Internship-like experience
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HM893 – Public Health Capstone (2 credits)
◦ Paper incorporating all aspects of core Public Health curriculum
International Opportunities
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Mexico – 1 week experience
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Ghana – 3 week experience
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Brazil – 3 week experience
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South American (Peru, Costa Rica, or El
Salvador)
Graduate Certificates
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Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
Public Health Administration
Public Health Informatics
Telemedicine/eHealth/mHealth in Public Health
Core Disciplines of Public Health
Chronic Disease in Public Health (in
development)
Urban Public Health (in development)
Certificate in Telemedicine/eHealth/mHealth
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Four Courses (12 credits)
◦ HM851 – Intro to Telemedicine, Telehealth and
eHealth as Applied to Public Health
◦ HM883 – mHealth, Social Media and Games in
Public Health
◦ HM884 – Decision Making and Technology
Assessment in Healthcare and Public Health
◦ HM885 – Health Information Technology and
Telehealth Technology as Applied to Public
Health
10 Essential Public Health Services
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Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the
community.
Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community
health efforts.
Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision
of health care when otherwise unavailable.
Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and
population-based health services.
Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
10 Essential Public Health Services
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Incorporated into every class
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Core Curriculum Mapping
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D2L – Portfolio
◦ Papers (writing samples)
 Research Proposals
 Business Plans
◦ Videos
◦ Games
Preparing Students for the Workforce
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Practicum Experience
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No tenured faculty – all faculty have some realworld experience (most work full-time or parttime within the healthcare system)
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Partnerships with our Practicum Sites
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Feedback from Public Health Professionals
Questions
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Greg Gulick
◦ [email protected]
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Mike Rip
◦ [email protected]

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