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VPH Required Concentration Courses

Descriptions of Required Courses for the veterinary public health (VPH) concentration in addition to the core MPH courses 

Courses

CEM 611 Journal Club in Emerging Infectious Diseases (1) Readings and discussions based on current literature. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

CEM 506 One Health (2) Online course that will address the link between human, animal, and environmental health. Each online module focuses on some aspect of “One Health” and may include topics such as emergency preparedness, zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance and food safety, responsible pet ownership and the human-animal bond, and the effects of climate on disease prevalence. Methods of intervention and problem solving such as research design, program evaluation, community education, and policy analysis are also incorporated.

Eleven (11) additional credits approved by advisor

AND

CEM 507 Epidemiology of Vector-Borne, Bacterial, and Viral Zoonotic Diseases (2) Emphasis is placed on understanding the host, agent, and environmental factors that determine the distribution of selected diseases of importance to both human and animal populations.  Selected topics include vector-borne zoonoses, rabies, brucellosis, and psittacosis. This is an online course. Recommended Background: Public health, veterinary medicine, nursing courses, or students in these programs.
Comment(s):
Graduate or professional veterinary students at UTK and personnel employed by the Tennessee Department of Health and enrolled in the Applied Epidemiology Certificate Program.
Registration Permission:
Consent of instructor.

OR

CEM 508 Epidemiology of Parasitic, Food-borne, and Bacterial Zoonotic Diseases (2) Emphasis is placed on understanding the host, agent, and environmental factors that determine the distribution of diseases of importance to both human and animal populations. Selected topics include anthrax and leptospirosis, in addition to parasitic and food-borne zoonoses. This is an online course.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Professional Skills Development:

PUBH 587-88 Internship (3, 3) Internship (community health education) in either approved organizational or research setting under supervision of designated preceptor. Prereq: MPH major, one semester advance notice and consent of major advisor. PUBH 589 credit available only for approved extended placements. S/NC only.

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