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2014 Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum
College of Science and Health
Urban Public Health (MPH) Program
A private university with a public mission
To develop a diverse group of health professional leaders who seek social
justice, promote wellness, provide care with excellence and compassion,
and are uniquely qualified to transform the health of underserved
populations through outstanding education, research, and clinical services
in the context of community engagement.
Fall Semester
MPH 502: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
MPH 511 Principles of Epidemiology
MPH 521 Environmental Determinants of Health
Spring Semester
MPH 512 Principles of Biostatistics
MPH 523 Health Management and Policy
MPH 522 Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
Summer Semester
MPH 524 Community Organization in Urban Settings
MPH 581 Research Methods
MPH 590 Practicum (300 hours)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
MPH 513 Program Planning and Evaluation
MPH 526 Health Education and Communication
MPH 527 Race, Culture, and Public Health
MPH 520 Public Health Biology
MPH 595 Culminating Experience
• Options: Capstone Project, Thesis, and/or Grant Proposal
 Critical dialogue
 Reading reflection
 Midterm paper and exams
 Final presentation
 In-class lectures
 Guest lecturers
 Field trips
 Community days
Award Objectives
Integrate actual public health practice experiences and
examples into classroom discussions and exercises
 Highlight models of collaborative, comprehensive, &
community-based public health practice & scholarship
 Focus on skills development
 Involve community-sector partners in teaching
 Use case studies and other examples of inter-disciplinary
projects suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience
Applied learning
Community-sector partners
field trips and community days
community faculty guest lecture
Models of collaborative work
Multidisciplinary learning
“Community Engagement Toolbox”
anthropology, policy, planning
Skill development
professional academic practice
critical dialogue and
weekly evaluations
(writing, speaking, and interviewing)
“This course helps bridge the gap between students and
community-based organizations, advocates, and community
members. From my conversations with other students, the
course creates a learning environment that challenges students
to develop novel approaches toward addressing the needs of
the community.”
David Gordon, President, Gamma Phi Chapter
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
MPH in Urban Health Candidate

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