MD/MPH Students

Course Descriptions (MD/MPH)

EPH 600 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (3cr):
This course presents the overarching framework, principles, and core responsibilities of public health research and practice for public health physicians in training. The course also provides the necessary foundation for further studies toward advanced cross-cutting approaches essential for public health practice.

EPH 601 MEDICAL BIOSTATISTICS I (3 cr.):
Introduction to probability and statistics. Students will gain hands-on experience in the analysis of medical data using several computer systems. Course covers principles and applications of statistical techniques, using a linear model approach. Prerequisite: Ability to use a spreadsheet program on a personal computer.

EPH 617 INTRODUCTION TO DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION (3 cr.):
This course will introduce students to the science of disease prevention and health promotion. This course will focus on providing students with an overview of: the top preventable causes of disease in the U.S., the common pathways across the lifespan to the top preventable causes of disease in the U.S., the role of theoretical frameworks in informing the development of preventive interventions, the role of both quantitative and qualitative methodology in prevention science, the economics of prevention science, and the stages of intervention development and testing, including implementation and dissemination of evidence-based preventive interventions.

EPH 621 FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 cr.):
Covers elementary biomedical concepts and epidemiological terminology and methods, in order to properly comprehend the epidemiological significance of health conditions of public health importance.

EPH 641 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3 cr.):
Gives an overview of both local and international environmental health problems. The course is comprised of a broad range of topics, including: environmental regulation and ethics, toxicology, global change, food safety, sanitation, different forms and media of pollution, built environment, and occupational disease and injury.

EPH 651 RESEARCH METHODS (3 cr.):
Research Methods is an introductory hands-on course regarding the conduct of public health investigations of chronic diseases. The course will review the key processes that underlie research investigations.

EPH 652 HEALTH POLICY (3 cr.):
Examines substance using 7 models encompassing different perspectives on public health: philosophy, political theory and politics, law, economic, science and information, culture and religion, and organization and management.

EPH 653 LEADING CHANGE (3 cr.):
The objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in leading change in public health while linking their academic work in epidemiology and public health for real world application in public health practice.

EPH 655 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND FINANCING (3 cr.):
Health economics studies economic principles, methods of decision making, and the allocation of resources within health care systems and markets. This course will provide students with an understanding of the flow of funds and services throughout the U.S. health care system and how the structure and financing of health care impacts population health status.

EPH 660 SEMINARS IN CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR ISSUES (3 cr.):
This course is designed to explore contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in public health through an interdisciplinary perspective.

EPH 680 CAPSTONE FIELD EXPERIENCE (3 cr.):
Practical field experience for MPH students.

EPH 681 CAPSTONE PROJECT (3 cr.):
Integrate major components of UM MPH academic training and apply principles of public health to investigation of a specific topic area.