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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Core Competencies

  1. Evaluate and execute intervention strategies and approaches that address major public health problems of underserved populations, with emphasis on infectious diseases and vaccines, in the context of culture, communities and health policies
  2. Incorporate the epidemiology, biology, pathophysiology, and/or modes of transmission, to analyze, recommend, or create appropriate strategies for prevention and control of the major infectious diseases of public health importance to resource-poor environments.
  3. Apply management principles to programs for health systems and health services in developing countries.
  4. Identify major environmental health problems and communicate some solutions in detail with an emphasis on issues of water and sanitation.
  5. Analyze and synthesize relevant public health data and develop and implement prevention, control, and evaluation plans employing epidemiological methods to address disease burdens of public health importance.
  6. Address problems of global disease burden within its biological, cultural, and behavioral context.
  7. Evaluate a field research or public health program from conception of ideas through design, management, monitoring, data collection, interpretation, and analysis
  8. Conduct a statistical analysis of disease burden or program evaluation data, and provide a reasoned interpretation of the results to contribute to program improvement and/or public health literature.
  9. Produce written reports of research and/or programmatic findings and communicate them via oral presentations, posters, briefs, peer-reviewed articles, or other official documents, intended for public health professionals and/or policy makers.