PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND BIOSTATISTICS CURRICULUM
We offer an array of accredited graduate degree courses as well as a number of unique educational programs that serve a broad array of interested students. In addition to Masters degrees in Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and Health Administration & Policy, we offer Masters of Science in Vector Biology & Parasitology and a Masters of Science in Environmental & Occupational Health. Beyond our Masters programs we offer Doctorate degrees in Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Vector Biology & Parasitology.
In addition to these formal degree programs, the PMB Department is home to and supports a number of unique training opportunities to a variety of public health professionals at every level. These include:
- MedXellence: brings executive problem solving skills to tri-Service, interprofessional providers across the Military Health System and the planet five times per year. This year the program will take place in Honolulu, Bethesda, Langley AFB, Garmisch, and Okinawa. Approx 250 learners annually.
- Graduate Certificate in Global Health and Global Health Engagement: this is an 18-credit graduate certificate program that is offered via distance learning to members of the U.S. armed forces, Public Health Service, select partner-nation military members and select U.S. government employees. Approximately 160 new learners annually.
- Navy Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fundamentals Course: (1 week) co-developed with NMCPHC runs twice yearly. Approx 70 learners annually.
- Navy Occupational Health Nurse Fundamentals Course: (1 week) Approx 35 learners annually.
- The American Society of Tropical Medicine Certification course in Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health: This 12 week full-time training program fulfills the didactic eligibility requirements for licensed clinical providers to take the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination. Employing comprehensive lectures, seminars, laboratories, and case-based curriculum, the training employs graduate level courses in public health, tropical medicine and hygiene with a robust, field experienced faculty. Course dates coincide with the Spring semester, mid-February through mid-May. Approx 5-10 learners annually.
- Military Tropical Medicine (MTM): This tri-Service 4 week summer course taught at USU is primarily staffed by Tropical Public Health teaching faculty. The intent of this course it to prepare DoD healthcare providers for force health protection in tropical and subtropical regions. The course include didactic lectures, laboratories, and simulated patients. Approx 75-100 learners annually.
- Tropical Medicine Training Program: The objective of this annually executed program is to improve preparedness of uniformed services medical personnel to face tropical infectious disease challenges and to perform research or disease surveillance in an international setting. Participants spend 4-8 weeks at one of the DoD overseas medical research laboratories or other overseas setting working closely with a clinical or research mentor. Activities typically include hands-on experience, often in remote locations, in the fields of clinical tropical medicine, entomology, public health, and/or research. Approx 30 learners annually.
- The State Department Parasitology Course: an annual three day intensive refresher course on the parasitic causes of tropical and global disease. This course, offered to US State Department Medical Officers, is executed entirely within the Division of Tropical Public Health. It includes both a substantial didactic component as well as opportunities to practice diagnostic techniques and become familiar with the appearance of parasite material from blood and O&P examinations. Approx 10 learners annually.