Upon completion of the MPH program, the graduate will be able to:
- Enhance health in human populations through organized community effort.
- Identify and assess public health needs of populations with a focus on strategies and practices with a prevention orientation.
- Utilize an ecological approach that recognizes the interactions and
relationships among multiple determinants of health, including
environmental conditions and locale.
- Utilize epidemiology data to assess community needs and policy
program implications, including distributions and determinants of
disease, disabilities and death in human populations, the
characteristics and dynamics of human populations, the natural history
of disease, and biologic and nutritional basis of health.
- Demonstrate competence in collection, storage, retrieval, analysis
and interpretation of health data, design and analysis of health-related
surveys and experiments.
- Successfully plan, organize, manage and evaluate culturally
competent public health programs including consideration of the policy
and legal aspects that advance or inhibit effective implementation.
- Utilize knowledge and skill from the social and behavioral sciences
to identify and create solutions to public health problems and propose
and address research questions.
- Employ effective problem-solving skills, inter-professional communication and collaboration in public health practice.
- Develop and evaluate effective strategies for managing the ethical
dilemmas inherent in public health practice, advancing information
technology, and conducting public health research.
- Develop leadership, career, and professional development skills in order to promote lifelong learning.
- Focus on the global and local factors impacting public health of
communities and demonstrate cultural competence as a practitioner.
- Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.