CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSON
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: July 14, 2000
UI graduate courses in public health to be available via Iowa Communications
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Public Health will
offer this fall three graduate-level courses over the Iowa Communications
Network (ICN), the interactive fiber optic telecommunications network linking
educational sites across the state.
The courses to be offered are:
-- "Introduction to Public Health Practice," on Wednesdays, Aug.
23 through Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ICN sites in Bettendorf, Cedar
Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Sioux City;
-- "Introduction to Health Care Organization," on Tuesdays and
Thursdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ICN sites in Bettendorf,
Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo;
-- "Environmental Health," on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
Aug. 21 through Dec. 15, from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. at ICN sites in Cedar Falls,
Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and Sioux City.
The courses are part of the college's master of public health (M.P.H.) degree
program. The M.P.H. program provides practical training in public health to
students who intend to apply their training in a professional work setting.
The program is designed for people who already possess specialized training
and/or experience in a discipline relevant to the practice of public health.
In addition to completing core course requirements, students enrolled in this
degree program apply the knowledge and skills of the core disciplines in completing
a practicum experience.
Minimum grade-point requirements for admission to the M.P.H. program are
3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for
admission. However, students may register for a limited number of courses,
including the fall semester classes, without formal admission to the program.
Tuition is $122 per semester hour for undergraduates and $192 per semester
hour for graduate students. A limited number of tuition scholarships may be
available to part-time students, based on financial need. For more information,
contact the UI Center for Credit Programs at (800) 272-6430. Course registration
should be made by Aug. 11.
For more information on the M.P.H. program through the UI College of Public
Health, contact Barbara Scott, program coordinator, at (319) 335-8992 or (800)
553-IOWA, extension 5-8992. Information on the college and the M.P.H. program
can also be found online at http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu.
The M.P.H. courses offered off-campus are scheduled in cooperation with
the Division of Continuing Education/Center for Credit Programs at the UI.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.