- Describe the scientific method as it is applied to research in public health practice.
- Identification of the research problem and defining objectives of the study. Describe the relevance of the problem chosen for research, through good literature review.
- Identify an appropriate study design and apply it to produce valid results.
- Describe effectively and interpret the present results to fellow scientists and investigators, policy-makers and administrators, and the public.
- Demonstrate the proposal writing to funding agencies for grant of funds. Be responsive to ethical issues and safeguard the interest of all stakeholders.
- Classify the variables into nominal, ordinal, discrete and continuous.
- Describe basic concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
- Interpret the descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, correlation coefficient and regression from a given data
- Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question.
- Perform descriptive and inferential statistics from a given data using statistical software
- Impart knowledge about the basic concept of biostatistics
- Recognise different types of data and present them in suitable graphs and diagrams
- Explain and apply the statistical methods in biomedical and public health research
- Explain written and oral presentations based on statistical analyses
- Interpret results acquired from statistical analysis
- Discuss the designing of statistical models and experiments
- Introduce the concepts of health, disease, environment, behavior, and risk
- Describe major environmental hazards
- Describe major occupational health hazards
- Discuss the determinants of safety of domestic environment
- Explain the Applied aspects of environmental and occupational health
- Understand the study of etiology, natural history and cause of disease.
- Determine the frequency and pattern of disease in population.
- Design, conduct, analyse and interpret the results of epidemiological study.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of preventative and therapeutic measures for a disease.
- Determine the Different concepts of Epidemiology and its application.
- Explain the core issues and challenges of global health including gender and human rights implications.
- Promote and lead global health work on the basis of research evidence and data from relevant health fields.
- Use a range of different strategies to address and manage the global issues related to infectious diseases and chronic diseases and of emergency at local, national and international levels.
- Identify global health actors at local, national and international levels.
- Discuss principles of economics that are applicable in health system financing
- Describe factors and their functions in healthcare market including cost and effectiveness of healthcare
- Demonstrate different components of healthcare services, schemes and industries attached to it
- Discuss the components of health financing, strengths and weaknesses of a country’s structure and functioning of health financing
- Define health and its determinants in the context of public health
- Describe the mission, core functions of public health and the public health system and the strategies and approaches of public health practice
- Discuss the tools that used to measure population health
- Discuss the components of the public health infrastructure, the role of law and ethics, and the legal system that must be in place in order to achieve public health goals
- Describe the historical background and contemporary trends of maternal and child health.
- Understand the basic terms and definitions of indicators.
- Identify common causes of mortality and morbidity among women and children and discus maternal and child health issues and interventions
- Illustrate the MCH status and intervention efforts of Government of Zambia
- Identify low-cost, effective community-based approaches to intervention of MCH issues.