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UA Master of Public Health (MPH)
News for English Test VocabularyThe Master of Public Health degree is designed to be an interdisciplinary, graduate, professional degree in public health. The MPH Program provides opportunities for students to obtain broad knowledge and basic skills in the core areas of public health. Students are able to acquire proficiency in one or more specialized areas through advanced coursework, and gain experience in applying advanced knowledge to the solution of actual health problems in community settings during internship training.

The MPH offers a program in which students acquire a sound academic background for competent practice in the field of public health. Students are able to obtain the MPH degree through one of seven concentration areas, including:
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family and Child Health
  • Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Health Practice (Phoenix Collaborative)
Competencies
  • A. ANALYTICAL SKILLS:
  • 1. Defines a problem
  • 2. Determines appropriate uses and limitations of data
  • 3. Selects and defines variables relevant to defined public health problems
  • 4. Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data sources
  • 5. Understands how the data illuminates ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues
  • 6. Understanding basic research designs used in public health
  • 7. Makes relevant inferences from data
B. COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • 1. Communicates effectively both in writing and orally (unless a hand icap precludes one of those forms of communication)
  • 2. Interpreting and presenting accurately and effectively demographic, statistical, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences adapting and translating public health concepts to individuals and communities
  • 3. Soliciting input from individuals and organizations
  • 4. Advocating and marketing for public health programs and resources, including political lobbying, grant writing, collaboration building, and networking
  • 5. Leading and participating in groups to address specific issues, including ability to work in teams, span organizational boundaries, and cross systems
  • 6. Using all types of media to communicate important public health information
  • 7. Demonstrating cultural competency in all of the above and community development


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