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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robin Dranbauer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct public health practice, as well as lead and manage public health organizations in the United States and throughout the world. Complements other public health practice coursework through hands-on application of knowledge and skills to real-world practice concerns and settings. Frames practical perspectives and approaches around the core public health functions, the essential public health services, and the public health workforce competencies.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand how the core functions, essential public health services and core public health workforce competencies define what, why and how public health operates
assess and define a current public health challenge
offer specific strategies and approaches to address this challenge
assess and evaluate effectiveness of chosen approaches to addressing this challenge; and
create an individual public health career growth and development plan

Methods of Assessment: 1) class participation 2) completion of two course assignments (assessment of public health in your hometown and attendance at a public health meeting), and 3) a final paper
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor prior to registration

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail