Management of Infectious Diseases
Public health professionals face increasing demands to diagnose, prevent and control problems arising from infectious diseases. The Management of Infectious Diseases specialization of NDSU’s Master of Public Health program is designed to give students the knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in this important area.
Students in this specialization can tailor the program to suit their interests and professional goals by selecting from a variety of learning opportunities. They include disease diagnosis and detection, prophylaxis and vaccinology, therapeutics and antibiotic resistance, prevention of disease spread in hospitals or by vectors, public health policy and emergency responses to emerging diseases and biosecurity threats. In all areas, special attention is paid to the application of modern technologies and epidemiologic skills.
Students will take the required core Master of Public Health courses, including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Leading and Managing Public Health Systems, Environmental Health, Health Care Delivery in the U.S., and Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health. In addition, students will be required to complete the Master of Public Health practicum and a master’s paper—each focused on Management of Infectious Diseases. The 18-credit specialization curriculum is described below.