2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Community and Public Health Practice Concentration, MPH/Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPH program, the graduate will be able to:

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

Upon completion of the DNP program the graduate will be able to:

  • Combine knowledge in nursing, ethics, and the medical sciences to develop and evaluate practices and models of patient care delivery.
  • Develop and evaluate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas present across the health care, technology, and research fields.
  • Use analytic methods to design, implement, and evaluate best-practice models for patient care and care delivery.
  • Effectively develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to advance the field and systems of health care delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy.
  • Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care.
  • Advance the effective use of health care information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes.
  • Effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with health care teams in developing and implementing organizational and practice models, health policy, and standards of care.
  • Analyze and synthesize various data related to patient health information.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of health in complex situations, incorporating diverse approaches to design, implement, and evaluate interventions.
  • Analyze the relationship among practical, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues to educate individuals and colleagues effectively.
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals to facilitate optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Advance the mission and core values of the University of San Francisco.

Required Credits (46 units)

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