Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Quantitative Health Care Assessment
(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 Quantitative Health Care Assessment will be
able to:

  • Critique and perform a qualitative and quantitative (through meta-analysis) appraisal of the health services, health economics and policy literature;
  • Formulate a specific hypothesis in health services, economics and policy and determine the appropriate observational or experimental study design and analysis plan;
  • Perform health economic evaluations of alternative strategies utilizing a variety of techniques including decesion analysis and Markov models;
  • Apply economic concepts on analyses of the US health care sector for efficiency of utilizing health care resources and equity with which health care is distributed;
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods in the analysis of publicly available household surveys as well as administrative datasets;
  • Assess community health needs, disparities and the health care delivery system within the context of social, cultural, political, legal and economic forces;
  • Evaluate the performance of health care systems for its organizational design, team effectiveness, communication, power, and complexity; and
  • Communicate and present study findings to professional audiences.