The MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health prepares professionals to recognize and prevent the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health. The program provides the knowledge and skills to assess and characterize chemical exposures and hazards, assess health effects, design and implement preventive measures, conduct medical surveillance and promote healthy behaviors in the workplace.
The program follows MPH didactic requirements for the general preventive medicine and occupational medicine boards.
Typical backgrounds: physicians, nurses and other health providers in occupational and environmental medicine; public health professionals; environmental health professionals; people with biology, health and other science degrees seeking careers in public health.
Upon completion of the MPH degree in Occupational and Environmental Health, graduates will have the following competencies:
The Distance Learning Programs follow the Tulane SPHTM admission requirements. In addition, the department requests the following from applicants:
The MPH Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management requires a total of 42 credits that include:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health - Required Courses (18 Credits)
Note: student without knowledge of public health biology will also take TRMD 6010
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
The Practicum is designed to demonstrate application of occupational and environmental public health principles in practice. OEH students complete a 200 hour practicum. Mid-career students may do a leadership or quality improvement practicum. The practicum is usually competed after core courses are completed.
Specific information competencies for the Practicum may be found in the Practicum Handbook. Students should contact Kathy Carneiro to discuss practicum requirements at least one full semester prior to the semester of intended graduation.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7590)
The Culminating Experience is a public health analysis (PHA) of an occupational or environmental health issue that applies and integrates the classroom knowledge/ skills and demonstrates the competencies you have attained in your studies; see Culminating Experience Handbook. You select the topic in consultation with your advisor and produce a written PHA document. The advisor and student develop 3 specific objectives for the PHA that demonstrate the program competencies. Students should contact Kathy Carneiro to discuss the PHA practicum requirements at least one full semester prior to the semester of intended graduation.
See the DL culminating experience handbook. (link)
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