Graduate Core Public Health CompetenciesBy receiving a graduate degree from the School of Public Health-Bloomington, students will be expected to attain the following public health competencies in addition to those specific to their major:
- Summarize the historical and social contexts through which the field of public health has developed in the United States.
- Describe the manner in which the basic concepts, theories, and methods of the five core areas of public health are applied to health-related research, policy, and practice.
- Distinguish efforts through which organizations and institutions at local, national, and global levels seek to assure the health of the public.
- Analyze the manner in which the student's discipline is related to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving public health goals.
Additionally, students completing a Ph.D. degree or an M.S. degree with majors in nutrition science, biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, or motor learning/control will also attain the following competencies specific to epidemiology:
- Identify key sources of data for epidemiologic purposes.
- Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.