Population Health Concentration

This concentration is centered on critical awareness of the particulars, assets, and needs of diverse populations from a public health perspective.  Courses prepare students to:

  • critically analyze population health promotion interventions
  • evaluate policies and systems regarding health care and health promotion for different populations
  • formulate research questions based on a critical evaluation of literature regarding the determinants and health needs of a specific population
  • develop a response to the health needs of a specific population using evidence-informed and/or community-engaged approaches
  • develop resources and strategies that are appropriate for addressing the needs of a population across various settings, sectors and stakeholders

Concentration Requirements

Students in the Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences program can earn a concentration in Population Health by taking at least three of the following courses:

  • CHSC 511 – MCH Delivery Systems: Services, Programs and Policies (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 524 – Health and Aging (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 527 – Critical Issues in Long Term Care Policy (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 544 – Public Health Aspects of Adolescence and Youth (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 567 – Queer Public Health (3 semester hours)