Dual Degree Requirements Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)

(154 total credits)
Master of Medical Science (118 credits)
Master of Science in Public Health (42 credits)

First Year

Summer (12 credits)

  • PBH 501 Social Determinants of Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • PBH 510 Health Care Systems (3 credits)
  • PBH 530 Theories of Health Behavior and Health Education (3 credits)
  • PBH 640 Research Methods and Design in Public Health (3 credits)

Fall (12 credits)

  • PBH 560 Issues in Community and Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 600 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBH 630 Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • PBH Elective - Elective Course in Public Health

Spring (12 credits)

  • PBH 620 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PBH 645 Program Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 689 Public Health Internship (3 credits)
  • PBH 694 Pre-Public Health Capstone Research Project Seminar I (3 credits)

Second Year

Summer (16 credits)

  • Professional Practice (1 credit)
  • Human Gross Anatomy (5 credits)
  • Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits)
  • Mechanisms of Disease (6 credits)
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics I (1 credit)

Fall (28 credits)

  • Evidence Based Practice (2 credits)
  • Professional Practice II (1 credit)
  • Physical Diagnosis I (5 credits)
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics Il (3 credits)
  • Clinical Diagnostics (4 credits)
  • Medicine (8 credits)
  • Community Health and Wellness (2 credits)
  • PBH 695 Public Health Capstone Research Project Seminar I (3 credits)

Spring (30 credits)

  • Mental Health (3 credits)
  • Professional Practice III (1 credit)
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics IIl (3 credits)
  • Physical Diagnosis II (5 credits)
  • Medicine II (2 credits)
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology & Pediatrics (4 credits)
  • Emergency Medicine (3 credits)
  • Surgery (3 credits)
  • Clinical Decision Making (3 credits)
  • PBH 696 Public Health Capstone Research Project Seminar II (3 credits)

Third Year

(Summer, Fall and Spring, 48 weeks)

Core Rotations: (1 week = 1 credit)

  • PA 561 Emergency Medicine (8 credits)
  • PA 562 Family Practice (8 credits)
  • PA 568 Community Medicine (4 credits)
  • PA 564 Internal Medicine (4 credits)
  • PA 565 Women’s Health (4 credits)
  • PA 566 Pediatrics (4 credits)
  • PA 567 Surgery (4 credits)
  • PA 577-579 Electives (total of 12 weeks)

Three elective four-week clinical rotations from the following (12 credits):

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trauma surgery
  • PBH 689 MPH Internship (3 credits). This is a required MPH internship done in conjunction with a PA Elective Rotation. MPH Internship is completed at this time if not done during Year 1 in the MPH Program.

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