The Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) is our accrediting body, and we have made two changes to our curriculum which we believe will better serve our epidemiology MPH students.
Added EPID 796 Integrated Learning Experience 1 credit course
CEPH requires that MPH students complete a culminating experience called an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE), which takes the form of a high-quality written product. We have added this course entitled Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) EPID 796, which is a one-credit hour course and satisfies this CEPH requirement. Our current MPH degree requires all MPH students to submit an ILE written product but students do not get course credit. We decided to create a 1-credit hour class so that students will:
a) Have an instructor to provide feedback and mentorship on the high-quality written product which is the required product for the ILE
b) meet regularly with their peers for constructive feedback
c) get assistance in procuring learning experience opportunities
d) get course credit since the ILE requires a significant time commitment for them