Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.


Students who complete the graduate certificate in HIV Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • Basic knowledge of key HIV content areas, including:
    • Epidemiology of and surveillance methods used for HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States and New York State
    • Issues related to persons who use drugs
  • Additional knowledge in at least one area important for work in HIV studies, such as program evaluation, data analysis, health policy, project management, and community engagement
  • Increased proficiency in at least one communication-related public health competencies, applied specifically to HIV
  • Recognition of the range of career opportunities, work settings, and professional roles available working on HIV and related issues, including opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration