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Health Care & Prevention MPH Program

The Health Care & Prevention (HC&P) Program is an MPH program designed specifically for medical professionals - clinicians, other health care professionals and medical students. The program is a joint effort between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and serves to bring together the clinical and population perspectives of health care to best serve the health of the public. This program is for those who have a clinical perspective but wish to expand their thinking to include an evidence-based population perspective, and to gain the skills required to use both in their work.

Graduates of the HC&P Program, will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a variety of career paths:

the clinical-leader career path- serving primarily as a practicing clinician but with a broader perspective, perhaps chairing a quality assurance committee or providing leadership in some specific area of health care.

the clinical management-leader career path- serving as a Medical Director of a group practice or managed care plan.

the clinical researcher-leader path- serving as a researcher either in the academic setting or in a large clinical practice/HMO setting, including those interested in health services research.

The HC&P Program is of particular interest to medical professionals because it.....

can be personalized to fit the students'particular interests

can be completed in 12 months

is flexible

The Program includes the following core courses designed specfically for this program:

Clinical Epidemiology

Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

Organization and Financing of the U.S. Health Care System

Quantitative Methods for Health Care Researchers

Strategies of Prevention for Clinicians

A Master's paper and practicum experience are requirements of this Program. Thirty-nine hours are needed to complete the Program. This can be completed in 12 months or spread out over a longer period of time. The MPH degree is awarded through the Public Health Leadership Program in the School of Public Health.

For additional information, please e-mail the Maria Bunch, HC&P Program Coordinator, and an information packet will be sent to you.

For information on other MPH options go to http://www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/3ctrpgm/hlthpro/MPH.htm.


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Last updated 11/06/02