TITLE

The Integrated First Year Experience in the Master of Public Health Program

AUTHOR(S)
Dewar, Diane M.; Bloom, Michael S.; Hyunok Choi; Gensburg, Lenore; Akiko Hosler
PUB. DATE
March 2015
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;2015 Supplement, Vol. 105, pS97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Schools of Public Health historically introduced core curriculum courses in the first year of the Master of Public Health program as independent perspectives; these perspectives included epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health,public health biology, health behaviors, and health policy. We performed a pilot project that integrated the core areas around diabetes as a cross-cutting public health issue to provide early exposure to the interdisciplinary nature of public health. In each core curriculum course, diabetes was explored in the curriculum and related to other core courses. Based on positive evaluations, this project will be replicated using a different health issue. Such an issue can be easily introduced as an overarching umbrella under which students are motivated to work through interdisciplinary collaboration.
ACCESSION #
101120323

 

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