Learning Objectives of the Program
At the completion of program the student will be able to do the following:
- Analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework.
- Explain the role of epidemiology in informing scientific, ethical, economic, and political discussion of health issues.
- Describe the role biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health research and practice.
- Identify genetic, physiologic, and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
- Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health and health services.
- Apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management, and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- Compare basic theories, concepts, and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines used in public health research and practice.
- Apply informatics and communication methods and resources as strategic tools to promote public health.
- Apply basic principles of ethical analysis (e.g. the Public Health Code of Ethics, human rights framework, and other moral theories) to issues of public health practice and policy.