MPH Education

MPH Education

All PGY 2 Occupational & Environmental Medicine residents without an MPH or equivalent degree attend the LLU School of Public Health to obtain a masters of public health degree (MPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health or Population Medicine. Trainees who already have an MPH or equivalent are required to take additional Occupational and Environmental Health graduate level courses to meet board requirements. Required subjects include biostatistics, epidemiology, health services management and administration, environmental health, toxicology, industrial hygiene, risk assessment and the social and behavioral influences on health. To earn the MPH, a minimum of 56 units of coursework along with the research project and thesis are required for graduation. The majority of the course work is done either though online or after hours classes. If a course is not available online or after hours, residents are given time off to attend the class during work hours.