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MPH Competencies and Course Matrices


By receiving a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the NDSU, students will be expected to attain the following public health competencies in addition to those specific to their specialization: 

MPH Core Competencies and Course Matrix

Core Competencies
(see below for course titles)
MPH
704
MPH
710 
MPH
720
MPH
731
MPH
741
MPH
751
MPH
794
1.1 Biostatistics: Distinguish among the different measurement scales and the implications for selection of statistical methods to be used based on these distinctions.P
1.2 Biostatistics: Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.PRR
2.1 Epidemiology: Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.PR
2.2 Epidemiology: Calculate basic epidemiological measures.P
3.1 Health Policy and Management: Identify the organization, financing, and delivery issues of the health service system in the US.P
3.2 Health Policy and Management: Describe the legal, ethical, historical, and philosophical bases for the health service delivery system in the U.S.RP
3.3 Health Policy and Management:  Discuss the policy process for improving the health status of populations.P
3.4 Health Policy and Management: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving organizational problems.PRR
3.5 Health Policy and Management: Analyze public health challenges within appropriate ethical and legal frameworksP
4.1 Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.P
4.2 Social and Behavioral Sciences: Identify and analyze the social and behavioral factors that affect health of diverse populations.PR
4.3 Social and Behavioral Sciences: Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.P
5.1 Environmental Health: Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.P
5.2 Environmental Health: Discuss various risk management and risk communication approaches in relation to issues of environmental and occupational justice and equity.P
6.1 Communication: Develop effective communication skills in writing and speaking, in person, and through electronic means. RRRRR
6.2 Communication: Solicit community-based input from individuals and organizations. P
6.3 Communication: Participate in the development of demographic, statistical, programmatic and scientific presentations.RRR
6.4 Communication: Demonstrate written and oral communication skills that express sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and demographic subgroups.RRR

 P=Primary Course; R=Reinforcing Course

 

Key for Course Titles
MPH 704Leading and Managing Public
Health Systems
MPH 741Social and Behavioral Sciences
 in Public Health
MPH 710Health Care Delivery in the U.S.MPH 751Essential in Epidemiology
MPH 720Environmental Health for Public
Health Professionals
MPH 794Practicum
MPH 731Biostatistics

 

 

Specialization Competencies and Course Matrices

American Indian Public Health Competencies and Course Matrix

Specialization Competencies
(see key below for course titles)
MPh
771
MPH
772
MPH
773
MPH
774
MPH
775
MPH
794
AIPH 1. Analyze key comparative health indicators for American Indians.PRR
AIPH 2. Describe American Indian health in historical context and analyze the impact of colonial processes on health outcomes.RPRR
AIPH 3. Describe the unique challenges in implementing the Ten Essential Public Health Services in Tribal communities.RRPPRR
AIPH 4. Critically evaluate public health policy, research, and programs for their impact on American Indian populations.PPPR

 P=Primary Course; R=Reinforcing Course

Key for Course Titles
MPH 771American Indian Health PolicyMPH 774Research Issues in Tribal
Communities
MPH 772American Indian Health DisparitiesMPH 775Case Studies in Indian Health
MPH 773Cultural Competence in Indian
Health
MPH 794Practicum

 

 

 

Health Promotion Competencies and Course Matrix

Specialization
(see key below for course titles)
HNES
721
HNES
724
HNES
725
HNES
727 
HNES
745
MPH
794
NURS
715
HP 1. Comprehend and apply the principles of behavioral change models, theories, and practices throughout the process of needs assessment, program development, implementation, and evaluation to improve the health of populations.PRRR
HP 2. Utilize interdisciplinary public health information, including epidemiology and biostatistics to analyze and explain health problems and issues facing communities.PPRP
HP 3. Develop and evaluate comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to improve individual health by promoting health through policy, system, and environmental change at organizational and community levels.RPRR
HP 4. Explain and utilize leadership skills to build collaboration with the purpose of improving the health of the community.RRPR

 P=Primary Course; R=Reinforcing Course

 

Key for Course Titles
HNES 721Health Promotion ProgrammingHNES 745Community Health Leadership
HNES 724Nutrition EducationMPH 794Practicum
HNES 725Promoting Health through Policy,
Systems and Environment
NURS 715Advanced Community Assessment
HNES 727Physical Activity Epidemiology

 

 

 

Management of Infectious Diseases Competencies and Course Matrix

Specialization Competencies
(see key below for course titles)
MPH
735
MPH
736
MICR
750
MICR
756
MPH
794
MID 1. Demonstrate knowledge of infectious disease pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis and treatment of major communicable diseases.PPRR
MID 2. Describe the epidemiology of the major infectious diseases both regionally and worldwide as well as the risk exposures and behaviors as these relate to transmission of pathogens.PPRR
MID 3. Apply appropriate statistical and epidemiological tools and strategies to analyze and interpret population-level data pertaining to infectious diseases.RRPRR
MID 4. Evaluate and use scientific research and best practices to generate evidence-based public health recommendations for infectious-disease planning, interventions, research, and policies. RRRPR

P=Primary Course; R=Reinforcing Course

 

Key for Course Titles
MPH 735Principles of Infectious Disease
Management I
MICR 750Advanced Topics in Epidemiology
MPH 736Principles of Infectious Disease
Management II
MICR 756Advanced Topics in Public
Health Microbiology
MPH 794Practicum

 

 

 

Public Health in Clinical Systems Competencies and Course Matrix

Specialization Competencies
(see key below for course titles
MPH
700
MPH
755
MPH
765
MPH
794
HNES
725
NURS
715
PHCS 1.Integrate the organization, financing, and delivery of services in the public health system and the clinical system to improve population health.RPRR
PHCS 2.Utilize both qualitative and quantitative methods to gather the evidence necessary to appropriately prioritize individual, organizational, and community concerns and resources for public health programs.RRP
PHCS 3. Assess the health needs and readiness of a community to design appropriate interventions at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels that are acceptable across diverse populations to meet the needs of communities.PPRP
PHCS 4. Design public health interventions in the context of, and in order to improve upon, current health policy and health system practices.RPRRP

 P=Primary Course; R=Reinforcing Course

 

Key for Course Titles
MPH 700Preventing and Managing Chronic
Illness
MPH 794Practicum
MPH 755Integrating Primary Care and Public
Health
HNES 725Promoting Health through Policy, Systems,
and Environment
MPH 765Cultural Competence in Health
Professions
NURS 715Advanced Community Assessment


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Last Updated: Monday, February 02, 2015 3:40:30 PM