Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Public Health (M.P.H.)


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Admissions Information   

This program is a cooperative program and courses are taught by both USD and SDSU.

Master of Public Health: Total 42 credit hours


Supporting Area Coursework offered by SDSU


  • NURS 670    HEALTH POLICY, LEGISLATION, ECONOMICS, AND ETHICS   3
  • NURS 675    CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN HEALTH CARE    3
  • NURS 760    HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASES PREVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN    3
  • NUTR  660    MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  715    PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  724    NUTRITION EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY   3
  • NUTR  727    OBESITY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN    3
  • NUTR  760    VITAMINS & MINERALS IN HUMAN NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  761    NUTRITION AND AGING    3
  • NUTR  715    PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION    3
  • PUBH  550    HEALTH GEOGRAPHY   3
  • PUBH  751    PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  762    CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  764    APPLIED DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH IN HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  767    PUBLIC HEALTH TOXICOLOGY    3
  • OTHER GRADUATE-LEVEL ELECTIVES WITH ADVISOR APPROVAL    3

Student Learning Outcomes


Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health 

1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice 

2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context 

3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate 

4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice 

Public Health & Health Care Systems 

5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings 

6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels 

Planning & Management to Promote Health 

7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health 

8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs  

9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention 

10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management 

11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs 

Policy in Public Health 

12. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence  

13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes 

14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations 

15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity 

Leadership 

16. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making  

17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges 

Communication 

18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors  

19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation 

20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content 

Interprofessional Practice 

21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams 

Systems Thinking 

22. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue 

Concentration Competencies: 

1. Environmental Health: Utilize risk management and risk communication approaches in evaluation of environmental health issues. 

2. Project Management: Apply project management principles to public health programs. 

3. Community Collaboration: Develop strategies using a community-informed approach to address health equity in rural and/or medically underserved communities. 

4. Advocacy: Propose state/tribal/local policy change to address an identified gap in rural and/or medically underserved communities. 

5. Communication: Create a compelling health equity story using innovative multimedia communication methods. 

 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification-Special Programs


USD, as of July 1, 2020, cannot confirm whether this program or any of its courses meets educational prerequisites for State professional licensure or certification. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a State after completion of your program, contact the academic department offering your major or CDE at (605) 658-6152 or by email at cde@usd.edu. USD is working to comply with these requirements and will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage below.

Information about State Authorization & Professional Licensure

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