PHC6052 Core Competencies

Relation to Program Outcomes:

This three-credit course is a required concentration core course for MPH Biostatistics students and covers the following MPH Biostatistics competencies.

  • Describe the role of biostatistics in public health research.
  • Interpret and critique analyses found in public health studies.
  • Use appropriate statistical methodology to address public health problems.
  • Develop presentations based on statistical methods and analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences.
  • Apply software to conduct statistical analyses.

This course is a core public health course for other MPH concentrations and covers the following MPH competencies.

  • Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. (#1)
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community using an ecological framework. (#2)
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services. (#8)
  • Conduct research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems. (#9)
  • Communicate effectively with constituencies in oral and written forms. (#10)