Health Services and Policy focuses on health care systems, governmental and organizational decisions plans, and actions that affect the health of populations. Health services concentrate on social, economic and behavioral factors affecting the use of health care services, whereas health policies focus on actions to improve health through legislation, research, direct care, community empowerment and regulations. Leading practitioners in the advancement of health services and policy lead students in examining and understanding the organization, financing and delivery of health services, offering a comprehensive and practice based foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in management, policy and research.
MPH students in this concentration will take the public health core courses plus 24 units of concentration-specific coursework (16 units of concentration core courses + 8 units of elective courses) ranging in topics that include policy analysis, health services research methods, quality in health care, and policy and politics.
|PM 504*||Quality in Health Care||(4 units)|
|PM 507*||Public Health Services Research Methods||(4 units)|
|PM 514||Detection and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections||(4 units)|
|PM 528||Program Design & Evaluation||(4 units)|
|PM 530||Biological Basis of Disease||(4 units)|
|PM 536||Program Evaluation & Research||(4 units)|
|PM 540||Maternal & Child Nutrition: Practice and Policy||(4 units)|
|PM 542||Social Network Analysis||(4 units)|
|PM 547*||Public Health Policy & Politics||(4 units)|
|PM 555||Environmental Health, Policy & Practice||(4 units)|
|PM 568||Ethical Issues in Public Health||(4 units)|
|PM 577||Global Health, Law, & Human Rights||(4 units)|
|PM 578||Global Health Governance & Diplomacy||(4 units)|
|PM 585||Child Health Policy||(4 units)|
|PM 589||Global Health Governance and Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva||(4 units)|
|PPD 511||Health Information Systems||(2 units)|
|PPD 513||Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery||(2 units)|
|PPD 514||Economic Concepts Applied to Health||(4 units)|
|PPD 521a||Information Technology Management Systems in Health Care||(2 units)|
|PPD 542||Policy and Program Evaluation||(4 units)|
|PPD 555||Public Policy Formation & Implementation||(4 units)|
|PPD 560*||Methods for Policy Analysis||(4 units)|
*May receive credit for concentration core or concentration elective only.
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For program requirements, please refer to your USC Catalogue .
Courses listed may be offered irregularly. Check the USC schedule of classes for semester-specific course offerings and/or meet with your advisor to discuss available options for your concentration.
Master of Public Health Program
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
The USC Master of Public Health Program received full accreditation from
the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) on June 2, 2003
and re-accreditation on June 2008.
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USC Master of Public Health Program
Institute for Prevention Research
Keck School of Medicine
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USC MPH Program
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