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Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robin Dranbauer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014

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: 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
Enrollment Maximum: 100
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate and interdivisional students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: No consent required


Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Due to the nature of this course, students may not add this class after the first session.