Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Systems & Policy (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 Health Systems & Policy will be able to:

  • Use economic theories, concepts and methodologies in the analysis and evaluation of current health care issues and problems;
  • Assess community health needs, disparities and the health care delivery system within the context of social, cultural, political, legal, and economic forces;
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods in the analysis of health service and policy issues;
  • Assess and delineate public health policies and practices recognizing legal and ethical implications for individuals and populations; and
  • Describe and evaluate the political, social, and institutional contexts in which health policies are developed.