MPH Competencies

Coverage of CEPH Competencies in Core Courses

Find each competency below to see which of the MPH core course(s) they are addressed.

CEPH MPH Foundational Competencies (PDF)

Foundational Competencies

1. Apply epidemiological methods to settings and situations in public health practice

  • EPIDEM 2110: Principles of Epidemiology 

2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
  • BIOST 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning OR BIOST 2041: Intro to Statistical Methods I

5. Compare the organization, structure, and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings

  • HPM 2001: Health Policy and Management in Public Health

6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and systemic levels

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health

7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health

8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design, implementation, or critique of public health policies or programs

  •  BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health

9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health

 10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health

11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health

12. Discuss the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence

  • HPM 2001: Health Policy and Management in Public Health

13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes

  • BCHS 2509: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health

14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations

  • HPM 2001: Health Policy and Management in Public Health

15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity

 HPM 2001: Health Policy and Management in Public Health

16. Apply leadership and/or management principles to address a relevant issue

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health 

17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health

18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors

  • PUBHLT 2034: Public Health Communications

19. Communicate audience-appropriate (i.e., non-academic, non-peer audience) public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation

  • PUBHLT 2034: Public Health Communications

20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

  • PUBHLT 2034: Public Health Communications 

21. Integrate perspectives from other sectors and/or professions to promote and advance population health

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health

22. Apply a systems thinking tool to visually represent a public health issue in a format other than standard narrative

  • PUBHLT 2035: Applications in Public Health

Accreditation

Pitt Public Health is accredited by the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH).

These competencies are from the 2021 Amended CEPH Accreditation Criteria.