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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robin Dranbauer
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015

Students conduct practicum work, including assignments, fieldwork and reflection, under the supervision of faculty from Johns Hopkins and public health practitioners. Students complete competency-based assignments and fieldwork activities to build skills, 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 population health. Practicum activities are centered on a particular jurisdiction; 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%, field work, 20%, and assignments, 60%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Enrollment Restriction: Undergraduates are not permitted in this course
Instructor Consent: No consent required

300.615.81 The Tools of Public Health Practice

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 various activities (i.e. community meetings, field trips etc) as required. Due to the nature of this course, students may not add this class after the first session.