Competencies - Preventive Medicine Track

Upon receiving an M.P.H. degree in the Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program, with a concentration in Preventive Medicine, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the scientific merit and feasibility of epidemiologic study designs.
  • Construct research hypotheses and design a study to test these hypotheses.
  • Synthesize information from a variety of epidemiologic and related studies.
  • Describe the appropriate statistical analyses to examine different types of epidemiologic and social and behavioral research questions.
  • Identify, interpret, and use routinely collected data on disease occurrence.
  • Review, critique, and evaluate epidemiologic reports and research articles at an intermediate level.
  • Apply social, psychological, and behavioral theory in the design, implementation, and evaluation of prevention interventions.
  • Describe the role of health behavior in disease.
  • Evaluate and interpret health behavior change interventions.
  • Review, interpret, and evaluate epidemiologic reports and research articles pertaining to occupational and environmental risk factors.
  • Synthesize complex data sources about occupational and environmental hazards to make inferences about human risk.