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 epidemiological 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 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.

Identify key sources of epidemiologic data.
  IP4b. Apply the principles of public health screening programs and identify limitations.
  IP4c. Describe the public health problem addressed in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  IP4d. Identify and describe ethical, economic and political implications derived from project.
  IP4e. Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
  IP4f. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
  IP4g. Calculate basic epidemiology measures.
  IP4h.
Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.
  IP4i. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.
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. This is demonstrated, both in execution of the project and in the final written and oral presentations by:
  IP5a. Application of core epidemiologic, biostatistical, environmental health, health behavior, or health services administration methods, data, or knowledge as appropriate to the topic.
  IP5b. Application of principles, methods, and knowledge from epidemiologic concentration required and elective courses as appropriate to the topic.
IP6. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with audiences in the context of professional public health activities.
  IP6a. This will be demonstrated by writing a logical, sound, evidence informed, organized and well-written paper.
  IP6b. It will also be demonstrated by a well prepared oral presentation.