Students Beginning any MPH program Fall 2017 to Present
Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
- Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
- Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
- Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
Public Health & Health Care Systems
- Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
Planning & Management to Promote Health
- Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
- Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
- Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
- Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
- Select methods to evaluate public health programs
Policy in Public Health
- Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
- Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
- Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
- Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
- Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
- Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
- Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
- Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
- Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
- Perform effectively on interprofessional teams
- Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
For Students Beginning Program Spring 2012 to Summer 2017
- 01. Biostatistics: Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health.
- 02. Biostatistics: Describe basic concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
- 03. Biostatistics: Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met.
- 04. Biostatistics: Distinguish among the different measurement scales and the implications for selection of statistical methods to be used based on these distinctions.
- 05. Biostatistics: Apply descriptive techniques commonly used to summarize public health data.
- 06. Biostatistics: Apply common statistical methods for inference.
- 07. Biostatistics: Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question.
- 08. Biostatistics: Apply basic informatics techniques with vital statistics and public health records in the description of public health characteristics and in public health research and evaluation.
- 09. Biostatistics: Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.
- 10. Environmental Health Sciences: Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental agents, including chemical, physical, biological, ergonomic, and safety exposures in outdoor, residential, educational and occupational settings.
- 11. Environmental Health Sciences: Identify the common genetic, physiologic, psychosocial and demographic factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental agents.
- 12. Environmental Health Sciences: Describe governmental regulatory programs, non-governmental guidelines and authorities directed toward management of environmental hazards.
- 13. Environmental Health Sciences: Specify current risk assessment methods for exposures to environmental agents through multiple potential exposure modes.
- 14. Environmental Health Sciences: Describe multiple approaches for controlling and mitigating hazards from environmental agents.
- 15. Environmental Health Sciences: Explain the general mechanisms by which environmental agents elicit a toxic response and the ways in which the human body defends itself against hazardous exposures.
- 16. Environmental Health Sciences: Identify common risk management and risk communication approaches, including their relationship to issues of environmental justice and equity.
- 17. Environmental Health Sciences: Develop a plan for the identification, quantification or communication of potential adverse human health effects that might result from exposure to an environmental agent.
- 18. Epidemiology: Understand and apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
- 19. Epidemiology: Understand how to calculate basic epidemiologic measures.
- 20. Epidemiology: Identify key sources of existing data that can be used for epidemiologic purposes.
- 21. Epidemiology: Identify the principles and limitations of public health screening programs (primary, secondary, tertiary).
- 22. Epidemiology: Describe public health problems and their determinants in terms of magnitude, person, time, and place.
- 23. Epidemiology: Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic, and political discussion of health issues.
- 24. Epidemiology: Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
- 25. Epidemiology: Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
- 26. Epidemiology: Critically assess and draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data, including identifying its strengths and limitations.
- 27. Health Policy and Management: Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the US.
- 28. Health Policy and Management: Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health and health services.
- 29. Health Policy and Management: Explain methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness.
- 30. Health Policy and Management: Discuss the policy process for improving the health status of populations.
- 31. Health Policy and Management: List the principles and components of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- 32. Health Policy and Management: List principles of strategic planning and marketing to public health and health care.
- 33. Health Policy and Management: Discuss quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues.
- 34. Health Policy and Management: Explain “systems thinking” for resolving organizational problems.
- 35. Health Policy and Management: Describe appropriate channels and technologies to communicate health policy and management issues.
- 36. Health Policy and Management: Describe leadership skills for building partnerships.
- 37. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.
- 38. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect health of individuals and populations.
- 39. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions.
- 40. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.
- 41. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Describe steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.
- 42. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.
- 43. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Describe the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies.
- 44. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions.
- 45. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation.
- 46. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies.
- 47. Communications: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills appropriately targeted to diverse professional and lay audiences.
- 48. Communications: Demonstrate the ability to collect, organize and interpret data and to present this information to diverse professional and lay audiences.
- 49. Communications: Describe legal and ethical issues related to the use of data and technology in public health settings.\
- 50. Diversity and Cultural Competency: Demonstrate awareness as to how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other diversity in aspects of identity impact individual and public health.
- 51. Diversity and Cultural Competency: Demonstrate ability to interact effectively and appropriately with diverse groups in academic settings.
- 52. Leadership: Describe principles and attributes of effective public health leadership.
- 53. Leadership: Recognize the importance of the ability to work independently and to strategically motivate others to engage in collaborative problem solving, decision making and evaluation.
- 54. Public Health Biology: Integrate general biological and molecular concepts into public health.
- 55. Public Health Biology: Discuss how the biological and molecular context of public health impacts public health practice.
- 56. Public Health Biology: Apply biological principles to development and implementation of disease prevention, control and management.
- 57. Professionalism: Provide a definition of public health that captures the unique characteristics of the field (e.g. population-focused, community-oriented, prevention-motivated, and rooted in social justice) and how these contribute to professional practice.
- 58. Professionalism: Demonstrate high standards of personal and organizational integrity, compassion, honesty and respect for all people.
- 59. Professionalism: Demonstrate ethical choices, values, and professional practices in public health decision making.
- 60. Professionalism: Explain the value commitment to lifelong learning and professional public health service including continuing education and participation in professional organizations.
- 61. Program Planning and Assessment: Demonstrate awareness of the required elements of designing, developing, implementing, and evaluation of a strategic plan to improve community health.
- 62. Program Planning and Assessment: Describe the tasks necessary to assure that program implementation occurs as intended.
- 63. Program Planning and Assessment: Explain how the findings of programmatic evaluation can be utilized.
- 64. Program Planning and Assessment: Demonstrate the ability to prioritize public health concerns and organize resources to address them.
- 65. Systems Thinking: Identify the elements of public health systems at all organizational levels.
- 66. Systems Thinking: Describe the effects of political, social, and economic policies and forces on public health systems at the local, state, national and international level.
- 67. Systems Thinking: Discuss the impact of global public health issues and interdependencies on public health related problems and systems.