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Department
Health Sciences
Course
Health Sciences 3040A/B
Professor
Shannon Sibbald
Semester
Winter

Description
Core Competencies 03/06/2013 PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES Core competencies: essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for practice of public health To create a more effective workforce Service that is evidence­based, population­focused, ethical, equitable, standardized and client­centered 36 core competencies organized under 7 categories: 1) Public health sciences ­ behavioural & social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology,  environmental public health, demography, workplace health,  prevention of chronic diseases, infectious diseases, psychosocial  problems and injuries ­ Delivery and use of health services ­ History and structure of public health 2) Assessment and Analysis ­ For collection, assessment, analysis and application of info ­ For evidence­based decisions, budgets, reports, investigations ­ Recognize health concern or issue exists ­ Analyze info for uses, gaps, limitations ­ Determine meaning of info in relation to context ­ Recommend actions based on analysis 3) Policy and program planning ­ For choosing option, plan, implement & evaluate policies and/or  programs in public heath (ie. Management of incidents – outbreaks &  emergencies) ­ Describe policy/program options and implications of each as they  apply to determinants of health ­ Develop plan to implement course of action ­ Implement to address health issue ­ Evaluate action/policy/program ­ Demonstrate ability to set and follow priorities & to maximize  outcomes based on available resources 4) Implementation and evaluation ­ To influence and work with others to improve health, well­being  through pursuit of common goal ­ Shared resources and responsibilities ­ Advocacy to reduce inequities in health status or access to health  services ­ Identify and collab w/ partners in addressing public health issues ­ Team building, negotiation, conflict management & group facilitation to  bui
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