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 and Environmental requires a total of 42 credits that include:
SPHTM - Core/Foundational Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health - Required Courses (17 Credits)
Elective Courses (10 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department or school in consultation with an academic advisor.
Applied Practice Experience (SPHL 9980)
The Applied Practice Experience (APE) (formerly practicum) is a supervised practice experience conducted in an agency or organization external to the university to gain practical experience. The APE allows students to demonstrate attainment of program and public health competencies, and will include at least three from the foundational public health competencies (CEPH Criterion D2) and two competencies from their program of study. The APE is conducted after completion of the foundational courses. Mid-career students may do a Leadership applied practice experience, a Quality Improvement applied practice experience, or a Workplace applied practice experience.
Integrated Learning Experience (SPHL 7950)
All students must complete an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) (formerly culminating experience) that demonstrates the synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students in the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health program will conduct a public health analysis (PHA). Students will select a topic in consultation with their academic advisor.
More information can be found in the ILE Handbook. You select the topic in consultation with your advisor and produce a written PHA document. Students should contact Kathy Carneiro to discuss the ILE requirements the semester before they intend to graduate.
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