HSP PhD Competencies

Graduates of the HSP doctoral program will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Apply knowledge of the structures, performance, quality, policy, and technological and environmental contexts of health systems to formulate solutions for health policy problems
  • Identify and discuss major public health problems and controversies
  • Demonstrate breadth of theoretical and conceptual knowledge of health systems and policy by applying alternative models from a range of disciplines
  • Apply in-depth disciplinary knowledge and skills relevant to health systems, information and policy research
  • Know and appreciate the history, philosophy, and professional and ethical standards of public health
  • Ensure the ethical and responsible conduct of research in the design, implementation, and dissemination of health systems, information and policy research