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Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Mary Sewell
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Assists HPM doctoral students integrate their first year curriculum and prepare them for the HPM qualifying exam.

Learning Objective(s):

• By the conclusion of this course, students will 1. Have a basic understanding of, and an approach toward, the Qualifying Written Examination; 2. Develop a comprehensive approach to identifying the ecologic and individual determinants of health problems; 3. Be able to identify and critique initiatives that address public health problems; 4. Understand the essential features and characteristics of U.S. health care delivery, financing, and organizing; 5. Become capable of identifying methodological and measurement issues relevant to initiatives that address public health problems; 6. Propose a course of action that can be taken to address current public health problems and health system deficiencies; and 7. Demonstrate the ability to apply conceptual and critical analytic tools in an integrated approach to addressing public health problems (course, presentation, assignment). • Students are expected to demonstrate their mastery of these learning objectives through participation in class discussions, the completion of an independent project, and the presentation of the project at the conclusion of the course.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on preparation of an outline of a qualifying exam question.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: HPM 1st year doctoral students only
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail