Emphasis in Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses
IDZ Emphasis Area Competency
Description of Competency
Evaluate modes of disease causation of infectious agents.
Host response to pathogens/immunology
Investigate the host immune response to infection.
Examine the influence of environmental and ecological forces on infectious diseases.
Analyze disease risk factors and select appropriate surveillance.
Investigate the role of vectors, toxic plants and other toxins in infectious diseases.
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 2018 and beyond MUST follow the course list below.
“Core” requirements (15 or 17 credit 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: 2 options:
- MPH 754 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hrs) OR
- MPH 708 Veterinary Epidemiology (2 hrs) and MPH 854 Intermediate Epidemiology (3 hrs) (TOTAL of 5 credit hours)
- 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 = 12 hours
Note: Some courses listed may require prerequisites before being allowed to enroll in the course.
BIOL 530 OR DMP 812
Pathogenic Microbiology (3 hrs) OR Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology-Lecture and Lab (4 hrs)
|BIOL 670 OR DMP 705||Immunology (4 hrs)* (Note: requires 2 prerequisites) OR Principles of Veterinary Immunology (3 hrs)|
|DMP 710||Introduction to One Health (2 hrs)|
|DMP 815 or AAI 801*||Multidisciplinary Thought and Presentation (3 hrs) OR Interdisciplinary Process (3)* (effective Summer 2019 this will be an elective course)|
Elective courses = 9 hours (select remaining credits needed from the list below)
|DMP 855||Disease Detection, Surveillance and Risk Assessment (3 hrs)|
|ASI 540||Principles of Animal Disease Control (3 hrs)||DMP 860||Pathogenic Mechanisms (3 hrs) (alternate yrs)|
|BIOL 529||Fundamentals of Ecology (3 hrs)||DMP 871||Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases (3 hrs)|
|BIOL 545||Human Parasitology (3 hrs)||DMP 880||Problems in Pathogiology (1-6 hrs) (Instructor Permission)|
|BIOL 546||Human Parasitology Laboratory (1 hr)||DMP 888||Globalization, Cooperation & the Food Trade (1 hr) (online)|
|BIOL 604||Biology of Fungi (3 hrs)||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)|
|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||Graphic Information Systems 1 (4 hrs)|
|DMP 753||Veterinary Public Health (2 hrs) (DVM only)||GEOG 608||Graphic Information Systems II (3 hrs) (prerequisite GEOG 508)|
|DMP 770||Emerging Diseases (3 hrs) (intersession)||MC 750||Strategic Health Communication (3 hrs) (alternate yrs)|
|DMP 801||Toxicology (2 hrs)||MC 760||Communication and risk (3 hrs) (alternate yrs)|
|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 the program director|
|DMP 854||Intermediate Epidemiology (3 hrs)|
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/