Graduate Programs in Urban Public Health
Competencies and Skills Promoted in the MPH Program in Urban Public Health
Analytic Assessment Skills:
- Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
- Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
- Cultural Competency Skills
- Health Education and Communication Skills
- Health Policy, Leadership and Management Skills
- Program Planning and Evaluation Skills
- UPH Program Competencies/Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the UPH program, our MPH graduates will have the competencies, skills and knowledge to:
- Apply core concepts of epidemiology to identify urban community health problems and ethnic/racial health disparities.
- Use appropriate statistical methods to critically interpret health-related data and literature.
- Identify multi-level risk and protective factors influencing the health status of ethnically diverse urban populations.
- Apply basic theories, methods and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health practice and research.
- Identify and appraise public health programs, policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of urban underserved populations.
- Plan, develop, and evaluate culturally appropriate public health programs, interventions and policies that are responsive to urban underserved communities’ needs.
- Apply principles of leadership and management, including the mobilization of community partnerships, to administer urban public health programs and solve health problems.
- Demonstrate effective written and communication skills for public health practice that inform, educate and empower underserved communities.