Our Public Health Program is dynamic, active and innovative. We have developed a state of the art curriculum. One of our strengths are the Public Health Laboratories compounds by: Teaching Lab, Dry Lab, Environmental Health Lab, Molecular and Genetics lab and Vector Borne Diseases Lab. Our faculty are experts with years of experience in the practice and teaching of Public Health. The Public Health Program offers three (3) tracks of Masters in Public Health: General Track, Environmental Track and Epidemiology Trak also, a Doctorate in Epidemiology, the only of its kind in the Caribbean. We can give hands on community experience so that students can apply the classroom concepts to real world settings. The relatively small community encourages communication between classmates and faculty. The interdisciplinary environment of PHSU promotes integration of our different programs giving our students the opportunity to interact, work together and learn from one another.
Come and visit our program. Let us answer your questions and inspire you with a vision of what a career in public health could contribute to your professional development. We will have faculty and students for you to talk with about public health and great support staff who can guide you in the administrative process to apply for the program.
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The purpose of the Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology (DrPH) is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills and abilities in the development of epidemiological methodology applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection and treatment of diseases. These professionals will contribute to the enhancement of the public health through analyses and reformulation of laws that impact health on the local, state and federal levels.
The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive test at the end of the 2nd year after their completing their class work. An original research of a significant contribution to the scientific knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field must be completed during the final years of the Program.
The MPH Program is established in response to the needs of our society. It provides a multidisciplinary program through education, research and community service to develop the skills of a public health professional necessary for the protection of health and prevention of disease of the individuals and communities. Students will be well prepared to improve the challenges of our health care such as improving the access of people suffering contagious diseases and work to reduce environmental hazards such as violence, drug use and abuse, accidents, etc.
PHSU will consider candidates for the MPH Program from different walks of life such as school teachers, news reporters, researchers, lawyers, physicians, health professionals and others.
The Public Health Professionals will be able to work for the government, for private institutions and/or for local or international companies which provide services to the community. These professionals face the challenge of protecting the public health of the present population and of future generations.
To accomplish this, PHSU has developed a 55-credits curriculum that will expose students to the basic concepts in public health, research and community services. Three tracks are offered: Epidemiology, Environmental Health and General, with the MPH first year being common to all tracks.