Practice Experience - MPH 611

Credits: 3 credits

Prerequisites: MPH 601, MPH 602, MPH 603, MPH 604, MPH 605, MPH 606, MPH 607, MPH 608, MPH 609, MPH 610, and 9 credit hours of MPH electives.

Course Description

Students will implement their goals/learning objectives identified in the MPH 610- Pre Practicum course in a professional or organizational setting to further develop their skills and abilities in public health. The student will have a “hands on” opportunity, under the supervision of the organization and a qualified public health professional and through integration of coursework and practice experience, to actively engage in public health activities. A total of 80 contact hours is required for completion of the MPH 611 course. Once a week, for the first seven weeks, the student will complete and submit a weekly check-in document which includes the time spent and the progress towards meeting the practicum goals/objectives. Students will be awarded points for each week’s check-in documentation. The final week of the course (Wk. 8) the student will submit a site evaluation and a final reflective paper report.

Rationale

This is a required course for students enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The practicum is designed to provide the learners with “hands on” practical experience to actively engage in public health activities. The practicum experience facilitates the student learner to apply the MPH program outcomes using one’s self-identified learning goal/objectives in a real life experience.

Course Objectives

During and upon completion of the learning experiences, students will have the ability to:

  1. Show evidence of linking theory to practice.
  2. What was achieved?
  3. What was not achieved?
  4. Exhibit reflective practice by continually responding to questions:
    • Implement practicum learning goals/objectives.
    • Identify a health need of a population.
    • What would I do differently?

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