Competencies for the
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health
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.
**UPDATE** Please note we are not accepting applications to the DrPH degree program for the 2017-2018 academic year as we revise the DrPH curriculum. The PhD degree program is accepting applications.
Upon graduation, a student completing the DrPH curriculum in Environmental and Occupational Health will be able to:
DrPH Common Competencies
- Apply qualitative and quantitative research approaches to address issues at the community and population level;
- Integrate knowledge, approaches, methods, values and potential contributions from multiple professions and systems in addressing public health problems;
- Deliver training or educational experiences that promote learning in academic, organizational and community settings; and
- Design system-level interventions that influence population health outcomes in multi-disciplinary team approaches that promote health equity and disease prevention.
Environmental and Occupational Health Concentration Competencies
- Describe the direct and indirect human and ecological health and safety effects of various environmental and occupational exposure agents;
- Determine what risks are present in a particular community and develop a basic risk assessment plan for the identification, characterization, management, and remediation of that risk;
- Diagnose and apply appropriate approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to health and safety;
- Develop an intervention/prevention plan to ameliorate a particular environmental or occupational risk in a community workplace, respectively;
- Obtain grant funding from private and/or governmental agencies to initiate an ENOH research program;
- Provide an informed expert opinion to government and/or community leaders regarding the extent or level of risk associated with a particular environmental or occupational hazard or condition;
- Be able to teach a course in Environmental and Occupational Health; and
- Understand environmental and occupational policies and regulations at both the federal and state levels.