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Public Health, MPH

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome Core 1 Students will demonstrate evidence-based approaches to public health

Objective 1 Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the problem set 3 assignment in PH 510.

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the problem set 3 assignment in PH 510.

Objective 2 Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
95% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the final paper/project for all students enrolled in PH 525.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
95% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the qualitative research assessment in PH 530.

Objective 3 Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the final paper assignment in PH 525.

Measure 3

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
95% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the linear regression assignment in STA 610.

Objective 4 Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

Outcome Core 2 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of public health & health care systems

Objective 5 Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the team country report in PA 650.

2017 Status
Achieved
100% MPH students completed the Team Country Report with an 80% or better.

Objective 6 Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities, and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the climate change assignment for students enrolled in PH 520.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
98% of students completed the climate change on public health reflection assignment with a 80% or higher.

Outcome Core 3 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning and management to promote health


Objective 10 Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
Objective 11 Select appropriate methods to evaluate public health programs
Objective 7 Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the public health programming assignment for all students enrolled in PH 505.

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of students successfully completed the assignment with 80% score or better on the public health programming in the community assignment.

Objective 8 Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
Objective 9 Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention

Outcome Core 4 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of policy in public health

Objective 12 Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the team policy presentation assignment for all students enrolled in PA 650.

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of students received a minimum of 80% on the assignment.

Objective 13 Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
Objective 14 Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
Objective 15 Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity

Outcome Core 5 Students will be able to demonstrate competency in leadership skills


Objective 16 Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
Objective 17 Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges

Outcome Core 6 Students will be able to demonstrate competency in communication skills


Objective 18 Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
Objective 19 Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
Objective 20 Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

Outcome Core 7 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of interprofessional practice

Objective 21 Perform effectively on interprofessional teams

Outcome Core 8 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of systems thinking applications

Objective 22 Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue