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550.851.01 PHASE INTERNSHIP

Department:
Extradepartmental
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
variable credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jennifer Le
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

340.751 Epid Methods I, 340.601Principles of Epidemiology, or equivalent.

Description:

Public Health Applications for Student Experience (PHASE), offers students the opportunity to gain real world public health practice experience. PHASE internships require students to synthesize, integrate and apply academic theory in public health practice settings. By working on-site, students see first-hand how public health agencies function and engage in public health decision-making on a daily basis.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply academic knowledge and theory in a real world public health practice setting
  2. Write a concept paper outlining the project aims, objectives, timeline, and specific deliverables
  3. Perform background research and data analysis as necessary
  4. Synthesize the PHASE experience and project findings in a final paper
  5. Present the project at the PHASE symposium
Methods of Assessment:

Students are evaluated on their field placement efforts, attendance and participation in PHASE seminars, a concept paper, and a final paper and presentation

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students not permitted

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

all students must obtain consent.

For consent, contact:

jle@jhsph.edu

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

PHASE is a non-paid, for-credit two or three term internship program sponsored by the JHSPH, the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH), and the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC). Students must apply and be accepted for a PHASE internship.