MPH Foundational Competencies

Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.

BST 601/BST 601Q 
EPI 600/EPI 600Q
EPI 610/EPI 610Q

2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context. BST 601/BST 601Q 
EPI 600/EPI 600Q
EPI 610/EPI 610Q
3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate. BST 601/BST 601Q 
EPI 610/EPI 610Q
4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice. BST 601/BST 601Q 
EPI 600/EPI 600Q
EPI 610/EPI 610Q
Public Health & Health Care Systems
5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
6. 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. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
Planning & Management to Promote Health
7. Assess population needs, assets, and capacities that affect communities' health. HB 600/HB 600Q
8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs. HB 600/HB 600Q
9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention. HB 600/HB 600Q
HCO 600/HCO 600Q
10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management. HCO 600/HB 600Q
11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
HB 600/HB 600Q
Policy in Public Health
12. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence. ENH600/ENH 600Q
HCO 600/HCO 600Q
13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
HB 600/HB 600Q
14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity HCO 600/HCO 600Q
16. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges. HCO 600/HCO 600Q
18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors. ENH600/ENH 600Q
HB 600/HB 600Q
HCO 600/HCO 600Q
19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation. PUH 697
20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content. HB 600/HB 600Q
Interprofessional Practice
21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams PUH 695/PUH 695Q
Systems Thinking
22. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue. HCO 600/HCO 600Q




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