Apply and test public health concepts, theories, and analytical tools learned in the classroom to real-world public health issues outside of the classroom in any one of a variety of settings.
In November 2016, our accrediting agency (CEPH) published new accreditation criteria, which required us to make substantive changes to our MPH degree programs. Students are required to demonstrate competency attainment of 3 foundational competencies and 2 concentration-specific (epidemiology) competencies through an applied practice experience. Students will be assessed through a portfolio approach which will include at least two products. The two required products are the final written report/product and the final oral presentation.
The bulletin description reads more like a justification. Please consider:
The purpose of the applied practicum is to provide students with opportunities to apply and test public health concepts, theories, and analytical tools learned in the classroom to real-world public health issues outside of the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to learn from public health professionals in any one of a variety of settings including but not limited to: governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. Students will perform a limited work or service project as described in a practicum proposal, which is developed by the student, faculty advisor, and field preceptor. The project will enable the student to demonstrate attainment of 5 competencies, which are described in the proposal.
Please relabel course objectives as Learning Outcomes, and rephrase the first outcome as what the student will be able to do as a result of successful completion of this course (not what they will do in the course).
The language in the grading explanation is confusing. You mix percentage and points. A pass is indicated as scoring at least 80 of 100 points--there are 140 points available.
This course can be 'worth' from 1 to 3 credit hours. How do you distinguish among the earned credit hours?
New Bulletin Description updated.
Approve subject to simplifying coursse description
Update will appear in the 2021 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.2020.