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1 Michigan State University Program in Public Health P. Greg Gulick, JD, MHA, MBA Assistant Professor July 19, 2013

2 Agenda Background on Program in Public Health The 10 Essential Public Health Services Our Focus on Preparing Students for the Workforce Questions

3 MSU Program in Public Health Established in 2009 Michael Rip, PhD – Director 100% online ◦ Weekly modules – no self-study ◦ Lectures every week Over 500 students and alumni Part of the College of Human Medicine

4 MSU Program in Public Health Core Courses – 18 credits ◦ 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 Culminating Experience – 6 credits Total credits for MPH = 42 credits

5 Culminating Experience HM891 – Intro to Public Health Practicum (1 credit) HM892 – Public Health Practicum (Credits vary, generally 3 credits) ◦ Internship-like experience HM893 – Public Health Capstone (2 credits) ◦ Paper incorporating all aspects of core Public Health curriculum

6 International Opportunities Mexico – 1 week experience Ghana – 3 week experience Brazil – 3 week experience South American (Peru, Costa Rica, or El Salvador)

7 Graduate Certificates 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)

8 Certificate in Telemedicine/eHealth/mHealth 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

9 10 Essential Public Health Services 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 10 Essential Public Health Services Incorporated into every class Core Curriculum Mapping D2L – Portfolio ◦ Papers (writing samples)  Research Proposals  Business Plans ◦ Videos ◦ Games

11 Preparing Students for the Workforce Practicum Experience No tenured faculty – all faculty have some real- world experience (most work full-time or part- time within the healthcare system) Partnerships with our Practicum Sites Feedback from Public Health Professionals

12 Questions Greg Gulick ◦ gulickpe@msu.edu Mike Rip ◦ rip@msu.edu


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