Because the MS programs are connected with the graduate school, students work closely with graduate school administration and follow several graduate school specfic rules and requirements. Themes which will be considered include: the epidemiology of travel related diseases, emerging infections, mass human migration, special risk travellers, malaria, vaccine preventable travel related disease, arboviruses, and travel and its potential impacts on public health.
Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research – in contrast to clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured.
In public health, the overall aim of continuing professional development is to ensure that those who work in the field develop and maintain the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to practise effectively and work towards improving the health of the population.
Students are encouraged to participate in public health related experiences including independent research study, service learning or other experiential learning connected to a course, internships within the community, and community service unconnected to a course.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the news that families who get their health insurance on Obamacare’s exchanges from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska or Medica could face an average premium rate increase of 35 percent next year.