Foundational Competencies Surveys

BSPH D Tables

BSPH Foundational Competencies

Competency Qualtrics Survey
1. summarize the historic milestones in public health;
2. compare and contrast examples of major domestic and international public health issues;
3. discuss approaches and strategies to identify, respond to and intervene with attempt to resolve common public health issues;
4. identify political, cultural, behavioral and socioeconomic factors related to global public health issues; and,
5. apply the fundamental principles of the five core disciplines of public health (biostatistics; environmental health; epidemiology; health administration; health behavior/promotion) to domestic and international population issues.
6. the ability to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms, through a variety of media and to diverse audiences





7. the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information





MPH D Table

MPH Foundation Competencies 1-22

MPH Competencies

Competency Qualtrics Survey
1. Apply epidemiological methods to settings and situations in public health practice
2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
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 systemic levels
7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design, implementation, or critique of public health policies or programs
9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs
12. Discuss the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
16. Apply leadership and/or management principles to address a relevant issue
17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
19. Communicate audience-appropriate (i.e. non-academic, non-peer audience) public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
21. Integrate perspectives from other sectors and/or professions to promote and advance population health
22. Apply a systems thinking tool to visually represent a public health issue in a format other than standard narrative