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

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.

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. Apply principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
FT11. Function within a public health or health care organization, demonstrating an understanding of organizational and financial issues and how they impact the delivery of health services and public health functions and services.
FT12. Understand and implement methods of ensuring community health, safety and preparedness.
FT13. Participate in a policy process for improving the health status of populations.
FT14. Apply principles of strategic planning and marketing to public health.
FT15. Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues.
FT16. Communicate health policy and management issues using appropriate channels and technologies.
FT17. Demonstrate leadership skills for building partnerships.
FT18. Recognize and address legal and ethical issues in the context of delivery of public health and health services.