2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
Master of Public Health

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Create healthy communities and environments.

0% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate the ability to create healthy communities and environments.

0% Basic: Examines the factors associated with creating healthy communities and environments.

11% Proficient: Demonstrates the ability to create healthy communities and environments.

89% Distinguished: Self-evaluates and identifies the necessary skills and methods to create healthy communities and environments.

Develop solutions to public health issues in an informed manner.

0% Non-Performance: Does not analyze research or apply findings to the public health field.

0% Basic: Analyzes research but does not apply findings to the public health field; for example, the theoretical framework and literature review are disconnected.

11% Proficient: Evaluates research and applies findings in order to develop solutions to public health issues in an informed manner.

89% Distinguished: Synthesizes research, applies findings, and demonstrates new applications of this research to develop solutions to public health issues.

Develops and implements informed public health policies and administrative processes.

0% Non-Performance: Does not develop and implement informed public health policies and administrative processes.

0% Basic: Analyzes informed public health policies and administrative processes.

6% Proficient: Develops and implements informed public health policies and administrative processes.

94% Distinguished: Evaluates informed public health policies and administrative processes and selects and implements an optimum solution based on a supported rationale.

Manage public health programs.

0% Non-Performance: Does not apply theoretical and conceptual framework to the management of public health programs.

0% Basic: Identifies theoretical and conceptual framework relevant to the proposed public health issue.

8% Proficient: Applies theoretical and conceptual framework to the management of public health programs.

92% Distinguished: Analyzes and synthesizes various theoretical and conceptual frameworks and selects the optimum framework, based on a supported rationale.

Evaluate social and professional ethics.

0% Non-Performance: Does not apply social and professional ethics in decisions.

0% Basic: Analyzes the impact of ethics in decision making.

17% Proficient: Evaluates and applies social and professional ethics to make sound and ethical decisions.

83% Distinguished: Evaluates social and professional ethics to make sound and ethical decisions and recommends methods to increase ethics in public health decision making.

Create health access and quality strategies for diverse populations.

0% Non-Performance: Does not create health access or quality strategies for diverse populations.

3% Basic: Analyzes health access and quality strategies for diverse populations.

11% Proficient: Creates health access and quality strategies for diverse populations.

86% Distinguished: Evaluates alternative approaches to creating health access and quality strategies for diverse populations and develops supported recommendations for a public health program.

Communicate effectively across the public health discipline.

0% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate effective communication skills; arguments are not supported with evidence and the language, mechanics, and paragraph development obstruct clarity and meaning.

0% Basic: Demonstrates inconsistent communication skills; arguments are occasionally supported with evidence and the language, mechanics, and paragraph development detract from clarity and meaning.

19% Proficient: Demonstrates effective communication skills; arguments are generally supported with evidence and the language, mechanics, and paragraph development do not affect the meaning.

81% Distinguished: Demonstrates excellent communication skills; arguments are consistently supported with evidence and the language, mechanics, and paragraph development enhance clarity and meaning.