Integrative Project (IP) Competencies

Students will demonstrate mastery of foundational and concentration-specific competencies, as well as integration of public health concepts.

Integration Competencies

  • Demonstrate effective writing skills
  • Demonstrate integration by identifying linkages between specifics of the project topic and core public health disciplines (biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, and health services administration)
  • Demonstrate integration by applying methods and techniques acquired in the program to the specific topic

In addition to integration competencies, select foundational and concentration-specific competencies.

Select a minimum of 3 in collaboration with your faculty advisor.

Select a minimum of 2 in collaboration with your faculty advisor.

IP Competencies Prior to Fall 2017

For students who began their IP prior to fall 2017

IP1. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities.
IP2. Demonstrate integration by identifying linkages between the specifics of the project topic and public health disciplines and applying methods and techniques acquired in the program to the specific topic
IP3.
Integrate and apply principles, methods and knowledge from preceding courses to address a specific biostatistical issue of public health significance.
IP4.
The particular core, interdisciplinary/cross-cutting and concentration-specific competencies each student uses will vary by project, and the relevant competencies should be determined in consultation with the student’s project advisor and be evident in the final written report. However, it is expected that the project will demonstrate that the student is able to do one or more of the following competencies as appropriate to the project:
 

IP4a.

Apply descriptive methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question or summarizing public health data.
  IP4b. Apply basic informatics techniques with vital statistics and public health records in the description of public health characteristics and in public health research and evaluation.
  IP4c. Distinguish among the different measurement scales and the implications for selection of statistical methods to be used based on these distinctions.
  IP4d. Apply common statistical methods for inference.
  IP4e. Describe commonly used statistical methods when normality assumptions are met.
  IP4f. Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met.
  IP4g. Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.
IP5. Demonstrate integration of preceding coursework by identifying linkages between the specific approaches used to address the health problem and the principles, methods and knowledge base acquired in the program.
IP6. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities.