The competencies for the DrPH track in Healthcare Management and Leadership are met through required and elective coursework, independent research, and the process of writing a dissertation. Upon successful completion of the track, students will have mastered the track and department-wide competencies:
Healthcare Management and Leadership Track Competencies:
- Apply organizational theory and interpret its relation to professional practice as it contributes to the development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards while promoting team learning and organizational learning.
- Identify and apply concepts and methods for measurement, monitoring and improvement of the clinical and financial performance of health services organizations, as well as train leaders for organizational change initiatives.
- Utilize strategic assessment and planning skills to identify internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services, and apply facilitation skills to ensure the participation of key internal and external organizational stakeholders.
Department-wide DrPH Competencies
- Identify, synthesize, and apply evidence-based public health research and theory from a broad range of disciplines and health-related data sources for problem-solving, and to advance programs, policies, and systems promoting population health.
- Identify and analyze ethical issues including balancing the claims of personal liberty with the responsibility to protect and improve the health of the population; and act on the ethical concepts of social justice and human rights in public health research and practice.
- Influence decision-making regarding policies and practices that advance public health using scientific knowledge, analysis, communication and consensus building.
- Assess and use communication strategies across diverse audiences to inform and influence individual, organzation, community and policy actions in order to promote the health of the public.
- Enable organizations and communities to create, communicate and apply shared visions, missions and values; inspire trust and motivate others; build capacity; improve performance, enhance the quality of the working environment; and use evidence-based strategies to enhance essential public health services.
- Provide fiscally responsible, strategic, and operational guidance within both public and private health organizations, for achieving individual and community health and wellness.