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关于公共卫生预备课程

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Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, 工作, 和玩耍. 公共卫生从业人员, 教育工作者, and researchers 工作 to prevent disease, 延长寿命, and promote health at the community and population level. 相反, 在医学领域, clinicians focus on treating illnesses and injuries one patient at a time.

Schools of public health offer graduate programs in at least one of the five core disciplines of public health. These core areas of public health include:

  • 生物统计学
  • 环境健康科学
  • 流行病学
  • 卫生政策和管理
  • 社会与行为科学

The 公共卫生预备课程 prepares students to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) at the more than 100 accredited programs across the country, 包括 内布拉斯加大学 Medical Center 和克莱顿大学. 学生 interested in pursuing a master’s degree or graduate program in public health must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree. 因此, students pursuing a pre-public health curriculum are expected to choose a major so that they can be 工作ing towards a bachelor’s degree concurrently with the pre-public health program. Given the interdisciplinary nature of public health, a wide variety of majors provide appropriate preparation.

A 辅修公共卫生 is available at 体育菠菜大平台 and can complement any major. The minor is not required as part of the 公共卫生预备课程 but will provide a strong foundation of public health-related course工作. 学生 in the 公共卫生预备课程 may consider applying for the 3+2公共卫生硕士.

Requirements for 最大的菠菜的平台 教育 in Public Health
学生 should consult each school of public health they plan to apply to determine if there is specific course工作 required for admission. These requirements may vary widely by degree type and/or concentration. UNMC perquisites include: 流行病学- B or better in college-level math course; Environmental & Occupational Health- one semester biology, 化学, and college-level math courses; biostatistics- B or better in college level math course, differential calculus and integral calculus. 学生 should consult with their public health advisor regarding graduate admission requirements based on concentration area of interest.

节目信息指南 

Responsibilities of a public health professional:

  • 评估和监测人口健康
  • Investigate, diagnose, and address health hazards and root causes
  • Communicate effectively to inform and educate
  • Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships
  • Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws
  • 利用法律和监管措施
  • 实现公平获取
  • Build a diverse and skilled 工作force
  • Improve and innovate through evaluation, research, and quality improvement
  • Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health

Salary and employment information for public health professionals

生物统计学

薪酬中位数: 每年99,960美元
预计就业增长30% 从2022年到2032年 U.S. 劳工统计局

Environmental Health Scientists and Specialists

平均工资:每年76480美元
预计就业增长6% 从2022年到2032年 U.S. 劳工统计局

流行病学家

薪酬中位数: 每年78,520美元
预计就业增长27% 从2022年到2032年 U.S. 劳工统计局

Health 教育 Specialists and Community Health Workers

平均工资每年59,990美元
预计就业增长7% 从2022年到2032年 U.S. 劳工统计局

 

冠曼宁

"I chose 体育菠菜大平台 because I know they have an excellent health science program for a low cost. It has a structured public health program and there are many opportunities for students to get involved on campus. 体育菠菜大平台 健康科学 also has wonderful advisers who are always willing to help. 我的导师,博士. 托德Bartee, is currently guiding me through the pre-public health track and helping me prepare for my graduate degree at the UNMC College of Public Health in Omaha. The best thing about being a 体育菠菜大平台 health science student is knowing I have a strong support system and a place I can always come back to for help."

冠曼宁

Sociology major with minors in public health and biology

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