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EPID 593. Foundations of the Public Health Profession. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Enrollment is restricted to M.P.H. program students. This is a two-semester course series of practical knowledge and experience for first-year Master of Public Health students. The course offers didactic training in basic public health operations, work of local public health organizations and research teams, human research subjects protection, selected cross-cutting and career skills and leadership principles in preparation for a future assignment in a professional public health setting. By the end of the semester, students will have selected a professional public health organization or research team with which they will complete practical experience hours the following semester.