The MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSM) MPH Program is a mid-career professional program designed to enhance management skills of health and safety professional. The MPH is designed for those who already have a technical background and seek to move into leadership positions within their organizations and industries. The program provides the fundamentals of project management, financial management and budgeting, and applies systems thinking to occupational and environmental health and safety programs. Graduates improve their abilities to manage people, projects and processes. The program is offered by distance learning format only.
Typical backgrounds/experience of students in the program include: Industrial hygienists, safety engineers, environmental health & safety specialists, occupational health physicians and nurses.
Upon completion of the MPH degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management, graduates will have the following competencies:
The Distance Learning Programs follow the Tulane admissions requirements. 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 Occupation Health and Safety Management - Required Courses (17 Credits)
* Students who demonstrate knowledge of public health biology may substitute this course with an elective course.
Elective Courses (10 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. OHSM students complete a 200 hour practicum. Midcareer 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 management 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.
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