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Term: 3rd term
Contact: P Breysse
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

Students work with their advisors to formulate, research, finalize, and gain approval of their master’s essay, which is based on a required Independent Professional Project (IPP). Students write the essay as a professional report summarizing the findings of the IPP. This represents a substantive application of professional technical skills through the process of collecting and summarizing data and reviewing appropriate literature. One credit is awarded at the completion of each of three stages: 1) submission of an acceptable proposal, 2) submission of an acceptable report, and 3) successful completion of a seminar at the end of the program.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired to a workplace exposure assessment/management problem
Augment their training by pursuing an independent project within their particular area of interest or specialized competency
Prepare a professional report on their findings
Present in an oral seminar setting

Methods of Assessment: One credit will be awarded at the successful completion of each of the 3 milestones (see course description). The essay must be read and approved by three faculty members.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Course only available to MSPH OEH PTIB students - they do not need consent.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: The student’s advisor serves as course instructor. Successful completion of the MSPH Essay is required for graduation from the program.