PHC6410 SBS Competencies

SBS Competency

PHC 6410 Course Objectives, Based on ASPH Competencies

1. Critically describe and evaluate the state of public health social and behavioral science research and literature.

O-8. Describe the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies.

2. Apply social and behavioral science theories and concepts to public health problems.

O-1. Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.

O-3. Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

3. Describe and apply the social ecological framework to public health problems.

O-1. Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.

O-3. Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

O-5. Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies.

4. Understand and apply the principles of community participation in public health research and interventions.

O-4. Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation

O-6. Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions

O-10. Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.

5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct social and behavioral science research

O-4. Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation

O-7. Use evidenced-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions.

O-9. Describe the steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of health disparities in the US and the underlying role of power differentials to disparities.

O-2. Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect the health of individuals and populations.

O-6. Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions.

7. Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and implement a public health information campaign.

8. Demonstrate communication skills key to public health workforce participation and advocacy.