Graduate Minor in Public Health Ethics and History

About the Graduate Minor

This graduate minor will strengthen students’ critical thinking skills and their knowledge of public health history and ethics, enabling them to more effectively and thoughtfully perform their primary jobs as professionals in public health practice. For students intending to pursue an academic career in public health, the minor will be of additional value because academics in public health, regardless of their specialty, are thought-leaders who should understand and be conversant in the field’s history, current points of ethical controversy, and the many ways in which these are influenced by conceptual assumptions, value judgments, and historical events. For students with a primary interest in the history and ethics of health professions, this minor will be of value because it will provide a foundation for careers in health care ethics (e.g., positions relating to human or animal research protections, legal or professional ethics) or for entrance into doctoral programs in the humanities or other interdisciplinary programs with an emphasis on ethics and policy.

Admission Requirements

To participate in the graduate minor, students must receive approval from their home department/academic advisor and the program director. During the first year of their MPH, interested students must declare intent to enroll in the minor and will be assigned a program advisor. Students must be in good standing to add this minor.

Program Requirements

Requirements (Option 1)
CHP 516History of Public Health3.0
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
Please select two courses from the options below: *6.0
Animals and Public Health
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Total Credits12.0
*

Courses that are not listed (including special topics courses) may be taken upon approval from the program director.

Requirements (Option 2)
CHP 516History of Public Health3.0
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
Integrative Learning Experience *3.0
CHP 750Integrative Learning Experience in Community Health & Prevention I3.0
or CHP 751 Integrative Learning Experience in Community Health & Prevention II
Please select one course from the options below: **3.0
Animals and Public Health
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Total Credits15.0
*

The Integrative Learning Experience must be related to Public Health Ethics and History and must be approved by the program director.

**

Courses that are not listed (including special topics courses) may be taken upon approval from the program director.

Additional information

Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager
267-359-6036
pna24@drexel.edu

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