Graduate Minor in Public Health Emergency Preparedness

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Public Health Emergency Preparedness is designed for graduate students who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in the public health aspects of preparedness and response to emergencies that impact the health of communities. Students are required to take two core courses in public health emergency preparedness and risk communication, and two elective courses in areas such as planning, program evaluation, risk assessment, and infectious disease control. Through this structured curriculum, students will gain public health preparedness competencies. The minor is intended to prepare students for work in emergency and disaster preparedness positions in government, health care, and non-profit organizations.

Admission Requirements

Graduate minors are designed to complement students' training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline. All matriculated graduate students in quarter programs are eligible to enroll.

Students must receive approval from their home program and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the minor form with all signatures.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EOH 648Public Health and Disaster Preparedness3.0
EOH 658Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health 3.0
Electives6.0
Choose two of the following courses.
Public Health Ethics
Strategic Social Media Communication
Injury Prevention and Control
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Microbes in Public Health Practice I: Overview of Bacterial Pathogens
Microbes in Public Health Practice II: Overview of Viral and Other Pathogens
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Legal Aspects of Public Health
Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice
Public Health Leadership
Introduction to GIS for Public Health
Principles of Cybersecurity
Perspectives on Information Systems
Healthcare Informatics
Information Policy and Ethics
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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