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The curriculum is comprised of core courses, elective courses, workshops, professional site-visits and the writing of a mentored Thesis or Master's Paper.

Core Courses

The required courses which constitute the core of the IMPH studies include:
  • Community Oriented Primary Health Care Workshop
  • Control of Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Promotion and Health Behavior
  • Interpretation of Epidemiological Data
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Public Health Programs Workshop
  • Organization of Medical Care
  • Principles and Uses of Epidemiology
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Practice, Organization and Evaluation
  • Public Health Seminar & Professional Site Visits
  • Qualitative Methods in Public Health
  • Research Forum
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Statistical Methods for Public Health
  • Survey and Research Methods

Elective Courses

Students also choose from a wide range of elective courses such as:
  • Aging: Epidemiology and Services
  • Community Mental Health
  • Disaster and Crisis Medicine
  • Economic Evaluation of Public Health and Medical Interventions
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • History of Public Health Epidemiology
  • Public Health Demography
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Multidisciplinary Aspects of HIV/AIDS
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Selected Topics in Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods for Analysis of Rates

Examinations and Grading

Course grades are based on written or oral examinations, papers, or student presentations, depending on the course. Students must obtain a passing grade of 60 in each course to be eligible to receive the MPH degree.
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presentation at the IMPH conference