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305.607.01 PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robin Dranbauer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Description:

Students conduct practicum work, including assignments, fieldwork and reflection, under the supervision of faculty from Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department. Students select competency-based assignments and fieldwork activities to build expertise and experience relevant to their area of specialization. Throughout, students utilize the core functions, essential services, and competencies for public health professionals as a framework to assess and evaluate the implications of practice activities on Baltimore City population health. Practicum activities are centered on Baltimore City; however, the intent is for lessons learned to be relevant to other public health systems, as well as each student’s competency development within their area of specialization

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess population health of Baltimore City and using the core public health functions as a framework, develop strategies and approaches to address public health concerns
Apply public health knowledge and theory to address specific public health challenges in Baltimore City
Use appropriate strategies to develop plans and materials to communicate public health information to targeted Baltimore City audiences
Assess the efficacy of specific Baltimore City public health programs and policies
Advance personal career growth and development using the core competencies for public health professionals as a framework

Methods of Assessment: class participation, 20% (including interactive session, reflection and evaluation), field work, 20%, and collaborative assignments, 60%
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: rdranbau@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

300.603.01 The Tools of Public Health Practice and Decision Making

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students will be expected to engage in significant fieldwork outside of class through attendance and participation in meetings and other events and activities as required. Due to the nature of this course, students may not add this class after the first session.