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MPH Core Competencies

 Core Competencies & Cross-Cutting Competencies for all MPH Graduates of TTUHSC


Identifier Basic Public Health Skills/Core Competencies
  Interpret and apply results of statistical analysis found in public health studies to make informed decisions.
 Environmental Health  
  Describe approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental and occupational health hazards that pose risks to human health and safety in concordance with the appropriate regulations.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Describe health problems including their social, cultural, environmental and behavioral causes using the ecological model of health.
  Use behavioral science and health promotion methods in planning and evaluating public health programs.
  Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology, to vital statistics and public health records, to describe public health characteristics for research and evaluation.
Health Policy and Management  
  Apply the principles of program evaluation and policy analysis to plan, develop, budget and manage public health initiatives.
Identifier Public Health Cross Cutting Competencies
Diversity and Culture Develop public health programs and strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of those being served, shaped by the roles of history, power, privilege and structural inequality in producing health disparities.
Systems Thinking Discuss the connectedness of political, social, and economic systems that influence the quality of life of people in their communities.
Systems Thinking Apply critical thinking skills to address unknown challenges in the future
Public Health in the Frontier Characterize the unique challenges of the public health frontier including issues of diversity, scarcity, adversity, and need.
Public Health in the Frontier Use innovative problem-solving to impact the public health frontier.
Ethics Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Identifier Public Health Elective Competencies
Social and Behavioral Science Apply theories commonly used in health promotion to understand health risks and to plan health promotion interventions
Social and Behavioral Science Engage members of the community in community assessment, health promotion intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation activities.
Social and Behavioral Science Formulate appropriate and measurable program and learning objectives including change in health, quality of life, behavior, environment, psychosocial and other determinants, and policy.
Social and Behavioral Science List and describe program evaluation methods
Epidemiology Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time, and place.
Epidemiology Calculate basic epidemiology measures.
Epidemiology Describe surveillance activities, including assessing need, development of a surveillance system, and monitoring and reporting of data
Epidemiology List the major epidemiologic study designs, including the strengths and weakness of each.