Learning Competencies

Upon completion of this degree program, graduates should be able to demonstrate the following.

Knowledge

  • Formulate and answer questions related to health improvement and healthcare among diverse populations through statistical thinking as evidenced in student project work in methods classes
  • Understand different ways to measure the distribution of traits and diseases in populations, and the determinants of those distributions
  • Utilize concepts and theories of public health in addressing specific population health concerns in a community-based practice setting by using these to frame their capstone project
  • Identify and discuss different social and behavioral factors which impact on human health and the use of health services

Skills

  • Employ statistical methods towards quantitative inferences
  • Apply epidemiologic principles and methods to problems in population health
  • Identify and analyze environmental factors and/or conditions that impact human health
  • Conduct a practical study of community health problems and interpret and summarize the appropriate literature as evidenced in their capstone project
  • Work collaboratively with communities to identify assets and problems; collect relevant data; devise and evaluate programs

Attitudes

  • Portray high ethical and professional standards in public health practice and research activities
  • Appreciate the cultural logic that informs the world views of diverse communities

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