Core Competencies

  • Use epidemiologic practices to conduct studies that improve public health program delivery.
    • Evaluate and prioritize the importance of diseases or conditions of national public health concern.
  • Conduct case and outbreak investigations.
  • Analyse epidemiological data using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Manage a public health surveillance system.
  • Use laboratory resources to support epidemiologic activities.
  • Develop and deliver written and oral public health communications through scientific writing.
  • Use computers for specific applications relevant to public health practices.
  • Acquire management and leadership skills.
    • Mentor and train public health professionals.