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The DrPH School-wide Competencies represent specific skills and knowledge all DrPH students at the UAB School of Public Health are expected to demonstrate upon graduation as defined by the school.

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the core areas of public health theory, policy, and practice.
  • Analyze policy issues and challenges in public health using credible research designs and statistical methods. 
  • Research relevant literature and synthesize the findings. 
  • Evaluate information to develop appropriate strategies to address public health challenges in an area of specialization. 
  • Implement interventions to address public health challenges. 
  • Demonstrate skill in oral and written communication to varied audiences. 

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