In Spring 2011, the College conducted an extensive review of student assessment efforts including Core and Concentration-specific competencies for the MPH degree. As a result, CEPH approved and the College has adopted the following set of MPH Core and Concentration Competencies.
The MPH program faculty has identified competencies for the core curriculum instruction and related program assessment. All students are expected to have developed the following competencies upon completion of the MPH Program.
Departments offering concentrations in the MPH program have identified competencies that students concentrating in that area are expected to have developed by program completion. These competencies go beyond the core competencies identified above that all students are expected to have attained. The concentration-specific competencies are the basis of both instruction and assessment.
In Spring and Summer 2012, the College will conduct an extensive review of Core and Concentration-specific competencies for the DrPH degree. As a result, a set of revised competencies for the DrPH Core and all DrPH Concentrations will be submitted to our accrediting body, CEPH, for review at their October 2012 Council meeting. The revised Competencies will be posted here upon CEPH approval.
Ph.D. in Epidemiology/Biostatistics
The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is intended to prepare professionals for a career in conducting population-based research and clinical trials. This is a unique program which strongly emphasizes the acquisition of applied skills in the complementary fields of epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as the theoretical foundations of these disciplines. Graduates of this program will be prepared to address the practical challenges of conducting population-based and clinical, translational research in the multidisciplinary work environments of academia, government, and industry.
American Public Health Association
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Statistical Association
Association of Clinical Research Organizations
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Association of Schools of Public Health
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists
Global Health Council
International Statistical Institute
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
National Environmental Health Association
National Medical Association Career Center
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Triangle Global Health Consortium
World Health Organization
Academic Careers Online
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Global Health Career Network
Higher Education Jobs
International Career Employment Weekly
Nonprofit Career Network
Public Health Employment Connection
Public Health Jobs Worldwide
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (also see full listing of employment programs)
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
State Public Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Job Hunt: Develop a plan for finding a job and give it focused attention
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2010-11 Edition
Advancing healthy populations: the pfizer guide to careers in public health
Graduates from CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health are eligible to take the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam. The exam dates are February 3-27, 2012. To Register for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) 2012 exam, or for more information visit National Board of Public Health Examiners website.
As the new academic year approaches, we need to notify or remind faculty and students of the Senate rule for handling student absence or missed work due to religious holiday observance. Recall that, this past spring, Senate Council unanimously approved, and the Senate passed the religious holiday rule below. Members of the Provost's area are asked to place the rule with preface below on your office's website, faculty syllabi, and other appropriate places for easy access by students and faculty.
We know from self-study that the climate for learning on campus is critically important to student success and to the viability of our community. As we strive to ensure that our students, faculty and staff experience UK as a welcoming environment, we embrace the many aspects of diversity
represented on campus and endeavor to be inclusive in the ways we live, learn and work here. This involves respecting, among all else, the religious diversity on campus. Throughout the academic year, members of our community observe various official high holy days of their respective religions.
Urging sensitivity to the importance of these days to the observers among us, the campus should be
reminded of the Senate vote that established the following rule:
"Faculty shall give students the opportunity to make up work (typically, exams or assignments) when students notify them that religious observances prevent the students from doing their work at its scheduled time.
Faculty shall indicate in their syllabus how much advance notice they require from a student requesting an accommodation. Faculty may use their judgment as to whether the observance in question is important enough
to warrant an accommodation, although the presumption should be in favor of a student’s request. The Offices of Institutional Diversity, the Dean of Students, and the Ombud are available for consultation."
Thus faculty are to be flexible in allowing student observers to make up school work missed on the official or commonly recognized high holy days. Supervisors are urged to show the same sensitivity regarding employees.
The following websites may be helpful in identifying the high holy days of various religions:
The following website may be useful for adding the high holy days to your Outlook calendar:
To guide you with your career goals, we have developed a series of career oriented workshops!
|Grant Writing||March 20, 2013||4:00pm – 5:30pm||Margaret McGladrey||KY Clinic J524|
|Dress for Success||April 5, 2013||11:30pm – 1:30pm||Dr. Vanessa Jackson||CPH 202|
|Resume Writing / Cover Letters||April 12, 2013||11:30pm – 1:30pm||Dr. Larry Crouch||CPH 202|
|Interviewing Skills||April 19, 2013||11:30pm – 1:30pm||Dr. Larry Crouch||CPH 202|
|Speed Networking||April 26, 2013||5:00pm – 7:00pm||Dr. Larry Crouch||CPH 115|
Limited space: Lunch will be provided