2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, MPH


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The Master of Public Health (MPH) program prepares future public health leaders to address pressing public health issues at the local, state, national, and global levels. Through interprofessional and interdisciplinary skills that bridge the divide between theory, practice, and policy, the program creates graduates who lead-in and are passionate advocates for community engagement, interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based practice, and public health advocacy.

Our students and graduates gain the knowledge and skills to improve population health with a particular emphasis on preventative strategies and practices and the health care needs of underserved populations in their communities and around the world.

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Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Assess, monitor, and review the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the proper statistical and epidemiologic tools to assess community needs and program outcomes.
  3. Identify and prioritize the key dimensions of a public health problem by critically assessing public health literature utilizing both quantitative and qualitative sources.
  4. Specify approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
  5. Apply theoretical constructs of social change, health behavior and social justice in planning community interventions.
  6. Articulate the relationship between health care delivery and financing, public health systems, and public policy.
  7. Apply evidence-based principles to the process of program planning, development, budgeting, management, and evaluation in public health organizations and initiatives.
  8. Demonstrate leadership abilities as collaborators and coordinators of evidence based public health projects.
  9. Identify and apply ethical, moral, and legal principles in all aspects of public health practice.
  10. Develop public health programs and strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the communities being served.
  11. Effectively communicate public health messages to a variety of audiences from professionals to the general public.
  12. Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.

Major Requirements (45 units)


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