Seal Team Competencies

  1. Summarize the purpose of public health practice and how applied epidemiologists contribute to work at different public health agencies
  2. Describe the role of communicable disease epidemiology and public health surveillance in protecting the health of the community
  3. Identify notifiable diseases, what can cause an outbreak, and the steps for an outbreak investigation
  4. Distinguish between different epidemiological study designs and when each should be used in public health practice
  5. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of individuals and agencies participating in an outbreak investigation
  6. Assist in an outbreak investigation at a state or local health department
  7. Demonstrate collaborative, leadership, and problem-solving skills 
  8. Collect, manage, analyze, and/or interpret surveillance and outbreak data for different audiences
  9. Explain the ethical and legal principles that guide collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of public health data
  10. Display effective interviewing skills and capacity for questionnaire/survey design
  11. Develop or contribute to After Action Reports and Hot Wash exercises during an event evaluation
  12. Describe the importance of, and challenges to, communicating public health information within a public health agency, with the public, with the media, and with other audiences
  13. Complete Incident Command System (ICS) training and prepare to respond with a public health agency in an emergency situation.