Coordinated Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies / Master of Public Health Program
Coordinated Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
The coordinated Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) degree program, offered through the UAB School of Health Professions and UAB School of Public Health, provides students with important skills for dealing with population health issues. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.
The coordinated graduate degree program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a public health practice experience with rural primary care clinical community partners. This innovative program enhances physician assistant education with integrated training in public health and primary care and thereby provides students with the information and skills needed to monitor and assess community health, develop and analyze programs and policies, coordinate and integrate care, and utilize appropriate population health measures in quality improvement strategies.
Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MSPAS curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MSPAS curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.
|MPH Core Requirements: (23 hours)|
|ENH 600||Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science||3|
|EPI 600||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|HB 600||Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health||3|
|HCO 600||Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services||4|
|PUH 695||The Public Health Integrative Experience||3|
|PUH 697||Practice Placement / Internship||3|
|MPH Elective Courses - From Any Department: (7 hours)|
|SOPH Coursework Credit:||30|
|Credits from PA Curriculum: (12 hours)|
|PA 617||Applied Behavioral Medicine||3|
|PA 618||Risk Management||1|
|PA 619||Fundamentals of Clinical Research||3|
|PA 620||Analysis of Professional Literature||2|
|HCM 530||Health Care Delivery and Reimbursement||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||42|