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Term: 4th 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):

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: 1) describe, using the core public health functions as a framework, how public health practitioners can be prepared to address public health challenges; 2) apply management, team building, budgeting, and leadership strategies to effectively run a public health organization; 3) understand the importance of communication and use appropriate strategies to effectively communicate public health information to various audiences; 4) assess the efficacy of specific public health programs and policies; and 5) advance their personal career growth and development.

Methods of Assessment: class participation, 20%, field work, 20%, and assignments, 60%
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates are not permitted in this course
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. and 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.