PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Program Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills:
- Identify and understand data
- Turn data into information for action
- Assess needs and assets to address community health needs
- Make evidence based decisions
- Determine needed policies and effectively advocate for policy
- Contribute to the development of strategic plans
- Plan, implement, evaluate, and improve programs
- Implement strategies for continuous QI
Cultural Competency Skills:
- Facilitate communication
- Convey data and information to professionals
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills:
- Understand and effectively respond to diverse needs
- Assess organizational cultural diversity and competence
- Ensure organizational cultural competence
Basic Public Health Sciences Skills:
- Evaluate and develop linkages and relationships within the community
- Maintain and advance partnerships and community involvement
- Defend public health policies and programs
- Evaluate effectiveness and improve community engagement
Financial Planning and Management Skills:
- Incorporate core public health functions into practice
- Apply basic sciences to practice
- Critique and develop research
- Retrieve evidence
- Establish academic partnerships
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
- Leverage community resources
- Manage partnerships and ensure programs are well managed
- Motivate personnel to achieve goals
- Establish Performance Management System
- Incorporate ethical standards into the organization
- Integrate systems thinking into public health practice mentoring
- Professional development opportunities
- Adjust practice to address changing needs and environment
- Manage organizational change
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO)
PO1: HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER: Function effectively as entry-level healthcare professionals, integrating all graduate attribute roles to provide optimal, ethical, comprehensive and patient/client-centered care in a plurality of health and social contexts.
PO2: COMMUNICATOR: Develop rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients/clients, families and communities from different cultural backgrounds.
Participate effectively and appropriately in multicultural, inter-professional and trans-professional teams, as well as teams in other contexts (the community included).
PO4: LEADER AND MANAGER: Participate in activities that contribute to the effectiveness of the healthcare organizations and systems in which they work.
PO5: HEALTH ADVOCATE: Respond to individual patient/client health needs and related issues as part of holistic care.
Maintain and enhance professional competence through ongoing learning, both as healthcare professionals and as responsible citizens, locally and globally.
PO7: PROFESSIONAL: Demonstrate commitment and accountability to their patients/clients, other healthcare professions and society through ethical practice.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOS)
PSO1: – Advancement in Public Health: The ability to comprehend and implement the knowledge of various aspects of public health care system.
PSO2: – Technical skills: Identify and understand data, Turn data into information for action, Assess needs and assets to address community health needs, Make evidence based decisions
PSO3: – Career Skills: Incorporate core public health functions into practice, Apply basic sciences to practice, Critique and develop research, Retrieve evidence, Establish academic partnerships