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					                                                                       Matrix of MPH Competencies and Courses
                                                                       Behvioral, Social, and Community Health
                                                                                                               Required Courses
                                                                                                                           C589                                 C529
                                                                         C505            C501                                                C602
                                                                                                          H594          Social and                         Health & Disease
                                                                     Public Health   Assessment &                                        Intervention
                      Competency Area                                                                Health Program     Behavioral                          Disparities in
                                                                     Foundations      Planning in                                       Design in Public
                                                                                                       Evaluation     Determinants of                          Diverse
                                                                    and Leadership   Public Health                                          Health
                                                                                                                          Health                            Communities
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 1. Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of
 social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health                                                           
 research and practice.

 2. Identify the social and behavioral determinants that affect
                                                                                                                           
 health of individuals and populations.

 3. Identify individual, organizational and community concerns,
 assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science                         
 interventions.
 4. Identify critical stakeholders for the planning,
 implementation and evaluation of public health programs,                                                 
 policies and interventions.
 5. Describe steps and procedures for the planning,
 implementation and evaluation of public health programs,                                                  
 policies and interventions.

 6. Describe the merits of social and behavioral science
                                                                                                                                              
 interventions and policies at multiple levels


 7. Describe the attributes of leadership in public health.               


 8. Apply theory and evidence-based approaches in the
                                                                                                                                               
 development of social and behavioral science interventions.

 9. Identify ways to make public health program and strategies
 responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the                                                                                                  
 communities being served.

 10. Demonstrate the impact of diversity and culture on public
                                                                                                                                                                  
 health.




                                                                                     Adopted 7/2010                                                                           Page 1
                                                                       Matrix of MPH Competencies and Courses
                                                                       Behvioral, Social, and Community Health

                                                                                                Required Courses

                                                                                          C510
                                                                                                                            C512
                                                                        C591         Organization and        C611
                      Competency Area                                                                                   Environmental
                                                                     Biostatistics   Administration in   Epidemiology
                                                                                                                        Health Science
                                                                                      Public Health

Biostatistics
 1. Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of
                                                                          
 public health.
 2. Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to
 the type of study data and/or study design (in public health) for        
 answering a particular research question.
 3. Interpret results of statistical analyses for/in public health
                                                                          
 studies.
Health Policy and Management
 1. Identify the main components and issues of the organization,
 financing and delivery of health services and public health                                
 systems in the US.
 2. Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health and
                                                                                            
 health services.
 3. Apply the principles of program planning, development,
 budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and                                 
 community initiatives.
Epidemiology
 1. Identify key sources of data for epidemiologic purposes.                                                  

 2. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of
                                                                                                              
 epidemiology.
 3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic
                                                                                                              
 reports.
Environmental Health Sciences
 1. Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety
                                                                                                                              
 effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
 2. Describe genetic, physiologic and psychosocial factors that
 affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following                                                                   
 exposure to environmental hazards.
 3. Describe federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines
                                                                                                                              
 and authorities that control environmental health issues.




                                                                                       Adopted 7/2010                                    Page 2

				
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