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 services administration issue of public health significance.
IP4.
The particular core, interdisciplinary/cross-cutting, and concentration-specific competencies will vary by project, and the relevant competencies should be determined in consultation with your faculty project advisor and be evident in the final written report. However, it is expected that the project will demonstrate that you are able to do one or more of the following competencies as appropriate to the project:
 

IP4a.

Apply principles of program planning, development, budgeting, implementation, management or evaluation to the project.
  IP4b. Appraise the impact of the structure and function of a public health or health care organization and organizational and financial issues on the delivery of health services and public health functions and intervention and prevention services.
  IP4c. Develop, evaluate and enhance using evidence-based principles the impact of policies on improving the health status of populations.
  IP4d. Utilize principles of strategic planning and marketing to public health, as relevant to the project.
  IP4e. Employ quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues in the conduct of the project.
  IP4f. Scrutinize, uphold and address legal and ethical paradigms in the administration of public health and health intervention and prevention services, as relevant to the project.
IP5. Integrate 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, and/or health services administration methods, data, or knowledge as appropriate to the topic.
  IP5b. Application of principles, methods, and knowledge from the health services administration concentration required and elective courses and field training as appropriate to the topic.
IP6. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities by:
  IP6a. Writing a logical, sound, evidence informed, organized and well-written paper, with acceptable English grammar, style and format.
  IP6b. A well-prepared oral presentation.