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Master of Public Health Program

Emphasis in Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses

IDZ Emphasis Area Competency

Description of Competency

1

Pathogens/pathogenic mechanisms

Evaluate modes of disease causation of infectious agents.

2

Host response to pathogens/immunology

Investigate the host immune response to infection.

3

Environmental/ecological influences

Examine the influence of environmental and ecological forces on infectious diseases.

4

Disease surveillance

Analyze disease risk factors and select appropriate surveillance.

5

Disease vectors

Investigate the role of vectors, toxic plants and other toxins in infectious diseases.

(PDF - Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses Course Requirements)

(Excel - MPH Degree Completion and Course Checklist) 

(PDF - Concurrent MPH and DVM Flyer)

(PDF - MPH for Practicing Veterinarians)

The curriculum prepares professionals to strengthen zoonoses prevention and control programs, investigate emerging infectious diseases, enhance the public’s ability to respond to bioterrorism and biosecurity emergencies, and coordinate rapid response activities among government, agriculture industries, nonprofit organizations, and academia.

Note:  All students admitted Fall 2019 and beyond MUST follow the course list below. Student admitted previously may find the former requirements here.

“Core” requirements (15 hours) 
Each student in the MPH Program must complete these required public health core courses:

  • Biostatistics: MPH 701 Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics (3 hrs)
  • Environmental health sciences: MPH 802 Environmental Health (3 hrs)
  • Epidemiology: MPH 754 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hrs) 
  • Health services administration:MPH 720 Administration of Health Care Organizations (3 hrs)
  • Social and behavioral sciences: MPH 818 Social and Behavioral Bases of Public Health (3 hrs)

Specific Emphasis Area Requirements and Credit Hours

Required courses = 11 or 12 hours 

Note: Some courses listed may require prerequisites before being allowed to enroll in the course. 

BIOL 530 OR DMP 812/814

Pathogenic Microbiology (3 hrs) OR DMP 812/814 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology Lecture & Lab or Lecture only

DMP 705

Principles of Veterinary Immunology (3 hrs)

DMP 710

Introduction to One Health (2 hrs)

DMP 815

Multidisciplinary Thought and Presentation (3 hrs)

Elective courses = 9 or 10 hours (select remaining credits needed from the list below)

AAI 801

Interdisciplinary Process (3 hrs)

DMP 854

Intermediate Epidemiology (3 hrs)

ASI 540

Principles of Animal Disease Control (3 hrs)

DMP 855

Disease Detection, Surveillance, Risk Assessment (3 hrs)

BIOL 529

Fundamentals of Ecology (3 hrs)

DMP 860

Pathogenic Mechanisms (3 hrs) (alternate years)

BIOL 545

Human Parasitology ( 3 hrs)

DMP 871

Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases (3 hrs)

BIOL 546

Human Parasitology Laboratory (1 hr)

DMP 880

Problems in Pathobiology (1-6 hrs)

BIOL 604

Biology of Fungi (3 hrs)

DMP 888

Globalization, Cooperation & the Food Trade (1 hr) (online)

BIOL 670

Immunology (4 hrs) *(Requires prerequisites)

DMP 954

Advanced Epidemiology (4 hrs)

BIOL 671

Immunology Laboratory (2 hrs)

ENTOM 849

Biology of Disease Vectors (3 hrs)

BIOL 675

Genetics of Microorganisms (3 hrs)

FDSCI 690

Principles of HACCP (2 hrs) (online)

BIOL 687

Microbial Ecology (3 hrs)

FDSCI 730

Overview of Food Safety and Security (2 hrs)

BIOL 730

General Virology (3 hrs)

FDSCI 731

Food Protection and Defense - Essential Concepts (2 hrs) (online)

DMP 718

Veterinary Parasitology (4 hrs) (DVM only)

GEOG 508

Geographic Information Systems I (4 hrs)

DMP 753

Veterinary Public Health (2 hrs) (DVM only)

GEOG 608

Geographic Information Systems II (3 hrs) (prerequisite GEOG 508)

DMP 770

Emerging Diseases (3 hrs) (intersession)

MC 750

Strategic Health Communication (3 hrs) (alternate years)

DMP 801

Toxicology (2 hrs)

MC 760

Communication and Risk (3 hrs) (alternate years)

DMP 806

Environmental Toxicology (2 hrs)

STAT 705

Regression and Analysis of Variance (3 hrs)

DMP 816

Trade & Agricultural Health (2 hrs) (online)

STAT 716

Non-parametric Statistics (3 hrs)

DMP 822

Veterinary Virology (3 hrs)

STAT 717

Categorical Data Analysis (3 hrs)

DMP 830

Quantitative Analysis (3 hrs)

STAT 720

Design of Experiments (3 hrs)

DMP 844

Global Health Issues (3 hrs) (online)

STAT 730

Multivariate Statistics Methods (3 hrs)

DMP 850

Domestic Animal Immunology (3 hrs)

 

Plus any graduate course approved by the graduate committee and program director 

Culminating experience - MPH 840 (6 credit hours)

Total hrs required for MPH Degree (42 hours)

All MPH graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in ALL graduate course work to remain in good standing in the program and to graduate with an MPH degree.  Detailed information concerning this requirement may be found on the Graduate School website:  http://www.k-state.edu/grad/