The Population Medicine degree is designed for practicing public health professionals, like doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, to develop knowledge and skills for maximizing the health of populations.
Tailored to your situation
The Population Medicine degree is accessible to you, no matter where you live, because it can be completed either fully online or on campus.
The degree can be tailored to your individual situation, and can be completed in two years (full time), three years (part time), or five years (very part time), depending on career and family responsibilities.
Student learner outcomes
Upon completion of this degree, the graduate should be able to:
- Apply epidemiological methods to the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic disease
- Use basic and advanced statistical methods to correctly interpret data
- Incorporate effective management approaches into public health settings
- Promote the use of clinical preventive services
- Evaluate and minimize risk in lifestyle diseases
- Apply population medicine skills in community settings
- An appropriate combination of a health-related degree and post-graduate direct patient care experience in a health setting, such as a hospital, clinic, or health department.
- Associate's degree (e.g. nursing), in addition to a non-health related bachelor's degree, plus 5 years experience.
- Bachelor's or master's degree (e.g. nursing, physical therapy, etc.) plus 2 years experience.
- Doctoral degree (e.g. MD, DO, DDS, PharmD). Experience satisfied as part of the degree.
- GRE exam (waived for MD, DO, DDS, PharmD, and PhD)
- Anatomy and/or Physiology (one course)
- Behavioral Science (one course)
PHCJ 501 or demonstration of online computer literacy
Public health core (29 units)
- ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health (3)
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I (3)
- GLBH 524 Cultural Competence and Health Disparities (2)
- HADM 509 Principles of Health Policy and Management (3)
- HPRO 509 Principles of Health Behavior (3)
- HPRO 536 Program Planning and Evaluation (2)
- NUTR 509 Public Health Nutrition and Biology (3)
- PHCJ 605 Overview of Public Health (1)
- PHCJ 675 Integrated Public Health Capstone (2)
- RELE 534 Ethical Issues in Public Health (3)
- STAT 509 General Statistics (4)
Population Medicine core (12 units)
- EPDM 528 Applied Epidemiology and Clinical Preventive Services (3)
- HADM 528 Organizational Behavior in Health Care (3)
- HPRO 526 Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction (3)
- STAT 528 Applied Statistics for Clinicians (3)
Selected electives (may include) (11 units)
- EPDM 555 Epidemiologic Methods in Outcomes Research and Continuous Quality Improvement (3)
- EPDM 699A-D Applied Research (1-4)
- GLBH 519 Principles of Disaster Management I (3)
- GLBH 520 Principles of Disaster Management II (3)
- GLBH 521 Principles of Disaster Management III (3)
- GLBH 547 Refugee and Displaced Population Health (3)
- GLBH 548 Violence and Terrorism Issues (3)
- GLBH 557 Epidemiology of Disasters (3)
- GLBH 558 Public Health Issues in Emergencies (3)
- GLBH 559 Psycho-Social Models and Interventions (3)
- GLBH 560 Economic, Legal and Policy Issues in Disasters (3)
- GLBH 561 Epidemiology of Tobacco Use and Control I (3)
- GLBH 562 Epidemiology of Tobacco Use and Control II (3)
- HADM 510 Health Policy Analysis and Synthesis (3)
- HADM 514 Health Care Economic Policy (offered every other year) (3)
- HADM 604 Health Systems Strategic Planning (3)
- HPRO 507 Spirituality and Health: The Wholeness Connection (3)
- HPRO 515 Mind-Body Interactions and Health Outcomes (3)
- HPRO 553 Addiction Theory and Program Development (3)
- HPRO 565 Tobacco Use: Prevention and Interventions (3)
- NUTR 529 Health Aspects of Vegetarian Eating (2)
- NUTR 534 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3)
- STAT 515 Grant and Contract-proposal Writing (3)
- Additional courses as selected with advisor
Community Practicum (4 units)
- PHCJ 695 Community Practicum (400 hours) (4)
TOTAL UNITS 56
The MPH in Action
"The Population Medicine MPH at LLU has been great for me. As a resident in preventive medicine, I really appreciate the flexibility of taking online classes--I was able to take a class even when on an away elective rotation in another state!
"And the variety of courses available for Population Medicine is excellent as well. I've enjoyed the strong core classes as well as an extensive variety of electives in global health, lifestyle medicine, etc.: 'Principles of Disaster Management' is one of my favorites so far.
"Overall, I'm very satisfied and happy with Population Medicine, and have already seen many ways in which what I'm learning is applicable both now and in my future preventive medicine career."
--Jean Cole, MD
Lori Wilber, MD, MPH, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
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