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 health behavior issue of public health significance.
IP4.
Apply relevant theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health into the project.
IP5. Incorporate knowledge of the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect the health of individuals and populations into the project, as relevant to the project.
IP6. Incorporate relevant individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions.
IP7. Involve critical stakeholders as relevant to project aims.
IP8. Describe the steps and procedures used in the planning, implementation and/or evaluation of the project.
IP9. Describe the social and community factors involved in the onset and solution of the public health problem(s) addressed by the project.
IP10. Describe the merits of relevant social and behavioral science interventions and policies.
IP11. Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions, as relevant to the project.
IP12. Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation, as relevant to the project.
IP13. Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies, as relevant to the project.
IP14. 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.
IP15. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities.