Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of M.P.H Public Health students at APUS.
- PO#1- Assimilate knowledge and practice of community-based learning, research, and service into their professions.
- PO#2- Comprehend the interaction of behavioral, social, and physical environments on public health outcomes.
- PO#3- Apply evidence-based principles and a scientific knowledge base to critical evaluation and decision making in public health.
- PO#4- Synthesize concepts associated with power, politics, and organizational performance in healthcare settings.
- PO#5- Summarize issues and concepts related to the impact of environmental health on our global society.
- PO#6- Explain how selected and widely employed social and behavioral science theories, models, constructs, and principles can be used to develop or improve programs to address major public health issues.
- PO#7- Critically review and apply evidence-based evaluation of published medical and public health literature.
- PO#8- Develop a framework, based on a mission, goals, and objectives and/or competencies, to evaluate public health programs for their effectiveness and quality.
- PO#9- Synthesize concepts associated with specific research tasks: hypothesis construction, conceptualizing terms, literature review, data collection, critical analysis, and communicate findings.
- PO#10- Examine the application of epidemiology to screening, infectious disease prevention, and policy.
- PO#11- Assess the moral and ethical precepts that underlie the goals of the public health profession.
- PO#12- Generate, analyze, apply, and interpret statistical data as related to public health problems and to further biomedical research.
*At this time, there is not enough data to report. Updates will be made as soon as this information becomes available.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the M.P.H Public Health Program.