Field Training Competencies

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

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

FT Competencies Prior to Fall 2017

Competencies Addressed by the Field Training (CHB 544)

Competencies acquired during field training will vary depending upon the particular circumstances and opportunities offered by a field training site. Any one field training experience is not expected to address all competencies.

The first 9 competencies apply to all MPH programs.

FT1. Articulate an achievable mission, set of core values and vision.
FT2. Engage in dialogue and learning from others to advance public health goals.
FT3. Demonstrate transparency, integrity and honesty in all actions.
FT4. Promote high standards of personal and organizational integrity, compassion, honesty and respect for all people.
FT5.

Appreciate the importance of working collaboratively with diverse communities and constituencies (e.g., individual clients, practitioners, agencies, organizations and researchers).

FT6. Apply legal and ethical principles to the use of information technology and resources in public health settings.
FT7. Use information technology to access, evaluate and interpret public health data.
FT8. Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health and health services.
FT9.    Develop enhanced awareness of basic concepts and, as appropriate, use skills involved in culturally appropriate community engagement and empowerment with diverse communities.

The remaining competencies are program specific.

FT10. Identify the basic health behavior theory(ies), concepts and models employed at the field training site.
FT11. Identify the social and behavioral risk factors that affect the health of the individuals and population evident at the field training site.
FT12. Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits as they affect the social and behavioral science interventions employed at the field training site.
FT13. Identify the critical stakeholders at the field training site who affect the planning, implementation and evaluation of the public health programs, policies and interventions at the site.
FT14. Describe the steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the public health programs, policies or interventions used at the field training site.
FT15. Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of the public health problems evident at the field training site.
FT16. Describe the advantages of the social and behavioral science interventions and policies employed at the site compared to alternatives.
FT17. Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions employed at the field training site.
FT18. Apply ethical principles to the public health program planning, implementation and evaluation activities conducted at the field training site.
FT19. Specify the multiple targets and levels of any social and behavioral science programs and/or policies conducted at the field training site.