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Courses

Core Courses

The required courses which constitute the core of the IMPH studies include:

§      Control of Communicable Diseases

§      Descriptive Statistics in Public Health

§      Environmental and Occupational Health

§      Health Behavior

§      Health Economics

§      Interpretation of Epidemiological Data

§      Introduction to Public Health

§      Nutrition in Public Health

§      Organization of Medical Care

§      Principles and Uses of Epidemiology

§      Public Health Practice, Organization and Evaluation

§      Qualitative Research Methods

§      Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

§      Sociology of Health and Illness

§      Statistical Inference in Public Health

§      Survey and Research Methods

 

Elective Courses

Students also choose from a wide range of elective courses such as:

§      Aging: Epidemiology and Services

§      Economic Evaluation of Public Health and Medical Interventions

§      Epidemiological Basis for Decision Making in Health Administration

§      Family Planning

§      Public Health Demography

§      Maternal and Child Health

§      Multidisciplinary Aspects of HIV/AIDS

§      Public Health Ethics

§      Risk Approach in Health Services

§      Selected Topics in Epidemiology

§      Selected Topics in Health Services Administration and Health Policy

§      Statistical Methods for Analysis of Rates

COPC Workshop
A major component of the IMPH program is the Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Workshop. COPC is an innovative approach to health care delivery at the population level that integrates clinical medicine and public health. The COPC model was developed in our School and is employed in communities worldwide.

The main objective of this workshop is to develop community medicine in a primary health care setting or other framework, with special emphasis on the use of epidemiology in daily practice. Students apply the COPC principles and methods to data from their own communities.​​

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