Department of
Dental Public Health
At Newark

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Dental Public Health (45 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Dental Public Health will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of oral disease, syndromes, and target disorders;
  • Conduct critical analyses of the scientific literature in dental public health;
  • Design and utilize a surveillance system to monitor oral health;
  • Apply clinical decision analyses for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and prognosis of oral diseases;
  • Apply the systems model approach to health care delivery systems; and
  • Perform program planning and resource allocations in dental public health programs.