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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Dec 09, 2021
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Epidemiology, M.P.H.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of a) fundamental principles and practices in health promotion, education, and behavior; b) organization, principles, and practices in health administration; c) principles and practices in epidemiology, and tools for translating epidemiological findings into public health action; d) public health statistical applications; e) environmental health from the perspective of the earth as a complex, dynamic system.
  • Students will differentiate between common epidemiologic study designs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to calculate and interpret measures of association.
  • Students will understand basic ethical principles pertaining to public health research and practice.
  • Students will describe the roles of history, power, privilege and structural inequality in producing health disparities.
  • Students will explain how the findings of a program evaluation can be used.
  • Students will explain how individuals, social networks, organizations and communities may be viewed as systems in the analysis of public health problems.
  • Students will create and manipulate datasets and analyze data using appropriate statistical methods and software packages.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in creating tables and reports using appropriate software packages.
  • Students will correctly interpret results from statistical analyses.
  • Students will demonstrate practical skills in a public health setting.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in public health practice by successfully completing at least two of the following competencies during their practicum: 1. Designing a public health program; 2. Monitoring and evaluating a public health program; 3. Writing progress report for funding agency or reporting authority; 4. Participating in data analysis related to public health program; 5. Participating in applying for funding for public health program; or 6. Participating in public health related service delivery.

Degree Requirements (43 Hours)

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