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Dr.P.H. Student Learning Outcomes

Cross-cutting

  1. Demonstrate their readiness to work with communities to address public health problems.
  2. Select and apply theoretically based interventions to address public health problems.
  3. Apply appropriate research methods to address community health problems, particularly among rural and underserved populations.

Biostatistics Concentration

  1. Construct a public health and biomedical research question from ideas, conditions, and events that exist in a rural and urban community, region, state, and nation using critical thinking skills.
  2. Demonstrate required skills for translating public health practice objectives to the appropriate biostatistical framework for analysis and interpretation of results.
  3. Illustrate sufficient substantive knowledge of advanced biostatistical methods such as multiple regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and Bayesian and adaptive methods to interact with biostatisticians and related public health researchers in a meaningful and productive fashion.
  4. Communicate biostatistical principles and concepts to lay and professional audiences through both oral and written communication.

Community Health Behavior and Education Concentration

  1. Collaborate with communities using a variety of research methods including community-based participatory research to address community health problems.
  2. Identify and address social and behavioral determinants of health at multiple ecological levels.
  3. Use and evaluate a variety of logically designed, culturally competent evidence-based interventions (e.g., health communication strategies, legislative advocacy) to address public health problems.
  4. Identify and address ethical issues (i.e., issues of power and privilege) in public health practice and research.
  5. Assess current and future public health needs and mobilize the five core areas of public health to address those needs.
  6. Assess global health issues and be prepared to work with communities to address emergent public health issues.
  7. Communicate social and behavioral science principles and concepts to lay and professional audiences through both oral and written communication.

Epidemiology Concentration

  1. Construct a public health and epidemiological research question from ideas, conditions, and events that exist in a rural and urban community, region, state, and nation using critical thinking skills.
  2. Demonstrate required skills for translating public health practice objectives to the appropriate epidemiological framework for analysis and interpretation of results.
  3. Select appropriate statistical tools, methodological alternatives, and graphical descriptives to analyze and summarize public health and epidemiological data.
  4. Formulate population-based hypotheses and develop appropriate research designs to test these hypotheses.
  5. Communicate epidemiological principles and concepts to lay and professional audiences through both oral and written communication.

Public Health Leadership Concentration

  1. Interpret and formulate a “systems thinking” approach to solving public health problems associated with organizations.
  2. Appropriately utilize leadership skills to plan, design, implement, and assess public health intervention programs.
  3. Critique and respond to the many internal and external conditions that can influence resource allocation on communities, with an emphasis in rural and underserved areas.
  4. Formulate and conduct relevant policy-based research using appropriate research designs and analytic techniques.
  5. Communicate public health leadership principles and concepts to lay and professional audiences through both oral and written communication.

Last updated: 4/26/2016