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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Systems

Core Competencies

There are 4 overarching academic competencies that students are expected to master during the course of their doctoral program. Students should be able to:

  1. Identify and critically appraise the social, cultural, economic and other determinants of public health problems
  2. Master quantitative and qualitative analytic skills required to understand, critically evaluate and conduct health systems research
  3. Be able to integrate ethical principles and standards in the conduct of human research
  4. Develop the professional skills necessary to work effectively in academic, research, programmatic and/or policy settings