Education

The Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health offers educational programs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine.

Course Schedule     

Graduate Programs in Preventive Medicine and Community Health / GSBS
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Course Information for FALL 2016
Full Term (FT) Begin Date: 8/29/16 End Date: 12/16/16
1st 8-week courses 8/29-10/21 / 2nd 8-week courses 10/24-12/16
Registration # Catalog# Class Title Instructor Course Dates Credit Days Time Room
1236 PHS 6011 Rotation Advisor/Mentor FT 1-9 See Advisor/Mentor
1699 PHS 6014 Public Health Practice C. Pennel FT 2-4 Contact Instructor
1700 PHS 6601 Foundations in Public Health C. Arcari / L. Rudkin/S. Kaul FT 6 Tues /Thurs 1:00 - 4:00 1.104 EH
3984 PHS 6056 Topics in Biostatistics Biostat Faculty FT 1-4 See Advisor/Mentor
1237 PHS 6097 Research Advisor/Mentor FT 1-9 See Advisor/Mentor
1238 PHS 6098 Thesis Advisor/Mentor FT 3-9 See Advisor/Mentor
1239 PHS 6099 Dissertation Advisor/Mentor FT 3-9 See Advisor/Mentor
1312 PHS 6141 Rehabilitation Sciences Roundtable A. Karmarkar FT 1 Monday 3:00 - 5:00 1.420 SHP
1240 PHS 6195 Seminar M. Mutambudzi FT 1 Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 1.104 EH
1244 PHS 6210 Introduction to Data Management NW Chen FT 2 Monday 1:00 - 3:00 1.104 EH
1313 PHS 6219 Stress and Health K. Peek 2nd 8 wk block 2 Tues /Thurs 8:00 - 10:00 1.118 EH
1245 PHS 6250 Metabolism Studies E. Volpi FT 2 Monday 3:00 - 5:00 6.100 RS
1247 PHS 6251 Burn Nutrition and Metabolism C. Porter FT 2 Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 607 SBH
1754 PHS 6296-007 Professional Writing S. Weller FT 2 Monday 1:00 - 3:00 1.112A EH
1695 PHS 6312 Minorities Aging and Health K. Markides FT 3 Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 1.118 EH
1248 PHS 6330 Introduction to Epidemiology C. Arcari FT 3 Mon / Wed 10:00 - 11:30 1.104 EH
1249 PHS 6343 Biostatistics K. Jennings FT 3 Tues /Thurs 10:00 - 11:30 1.118 EH
1371 PHS 6347 Applied Statistical Methods D. Jupiter FT 3 Tues /Thurs 10:00 - 11:30 1.104 EH
1377 PHS 6355 Tracer Methodology E. Volpi FT 3 Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 5.100 RS
1696 PHS 6390 Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences J. Graham FT 3 Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 1.424 SHP
EH = Ewing Hall / RS = Rebecca Sealy / SHP = School of Health Professions / CH = Children's Hospital / LH = Levin Hall / SBH = Shriners Burn Hospital / MRB = Medical Research Bldg.

Graduate Programs

Clinical Science

The Graduate Program in Clinical Science leads to the Ph.D. or M.S. degree.  This multi-disciplinary area of study provides health care professionals with the didactic and experiential education required for the pursuit of academic or practical careers in health and medicine with an emphasis on studies in humans as individual study subjects or as populations.

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Population Health Sciences

 The Population Health Sciences (PHS) Graduate Program prepares students to conduct, communicate, and apply research aimed at the protection, promotion, and restoration of health in human populations. 

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Public Health

The public health program provides these students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers that bridge medicine and public health. Graduates earn the M.P.H. degree, and this program can be combined with a medical degree (M.D.-M.P.H.) or a doctoral degree (Ph.D.-M.P.H.).

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Rehabilitation Sciences

The Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program includes an emphasis on the Institute of Medicine's Enabling–Disabling Model of rehabilitation and health. Through interdisciplinary experiences, including a solid theoretical and methodological foundation in clinical and community health-related rehabilitation services, students are provided with advanced training in rehabilitation sciences.

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Dual-degree Programs

The department's graduate programs offer three dual-degree options, Medicine and Public Health (M.D.-M.P.H.), Doctorate and Public Health (Ph.D.-M.P.H.), and Medicine and Clinical Science (M.D.-M.S.).

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Applications

Applications to the Clinical Science and Rehabilitation Sciences programs are made trough the UTMB online application service.  Application to the Population Health Sciences and Public Health programs are made through the Schools or Public Health Application Service.  Some of our programs also have program-specific applications requirements.  

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Courses

Departmental faculty teach a wide variety of courses in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine.

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Other Programs

Public Health Track

The Public Health Track provides medical students interested in public health careers or concerned about public health issues with focused training in public health research and practice skills within the four-year School of Medicine Integrated Medical Curriculum.

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Primary Care Plus

Primary Care PlusPrimary Care Plus integrates training in primary care and public health to prepare health care professionals who can partner effectively with community groups to promote population health and reduce health disparities. The program's electives and enrichment activities are open to all medical and PA students, but a select group of students are accepted to be Primary Care Plus Scholars and receive additional training and benefits.

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Steps for Graduation

PhD Students
  • Complete your final draft of your dissertation
  • Set up a date for your oral defense. You must complete a Request for Final Oral Exam form. (You can find this on the GSBS website, http://gsbs.utmb.edu/, by clicking Current Students, Ready for Graduation, Request for Final Oral Exam). This form must be completed and turned in to the Graduate School 2 weeks prior to the defense date.
  • On the day of your defense you will have to have the members of your committee sign the signature page (in black ink) for your dissertation, as well as sign a Report of Final Oral Exam Form (this form can be found following the instructions above.)
  • After your defense, you will make any changes to your dissertation required by your committee and then submit it to Dr. Peek as a word document so that she can run it through the ithenticate software.
  • Once approved, you will submit the dissertation to Dr. Joan Nichols in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Nichols will review the document and let you know if there are changes, or if you can go ahead and upload it to the Electronic Thesis Dissertation (ETD) website.
  • Complete the Graduation Packet. This can be found on the GSBS website -http://gsbs.utmb.edu/, by clicking Current Students, Ready for Graduation, Graduation Packet. You should make sure that all items on the checklist are complete and then turn them in to the Program Coordinator. They, in turn, will keep a copy for your file and turn it in to the GSBS for you.

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Master’s Students

  • Complete your final draft of your Thesis
  • After approved by your committee, submit to Dr. Peek as a word document so that she can run it through iThenticate.
  • Once approved and ithenticated, you will submit the document to Dr. Joan Nichols in word format.
  • Dr. Nichols will review the document and let you know if there are changes, or if you can go ahead and upload it to the Electronic Thesis Dissertation (ETD) website.
  • Present your research in a public forum before graduation
  • Complete the Graduation Packet. This can be found on the GSBS website, http://gsbs.utmb.edu/, by clicking Current Students, Ready for Graduation, Graduation Packet. You should make sure that all items on the checklist are complete and then turn them in to the Program Coordinator. They, in turn, will keep a copy for your file and turn it in to the GSBS for you
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