2021-2022 Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2021-2022 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 (97 units)

Semester 12: Summer (1 unit)

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