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Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 2nd term
Contact: Mindi Levin
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Students conduct a project involving a defined denominator population at a community-based organization or local health department. They also participate in seminar sessions which cover basic methods of outreach to community organizations, attitudes and values about the role of professionals in community-based work, the social contract required of service professionals, and the attitudes required for effective public health practice.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe in detail, as well as summarize, the development and operation of an on-going community-based public health project
Describe the organizational structure of one particular public health practice site and its relationship with its community
Demonstrate practical methods for promoting partnerships between communities, public health agencies, academic institutions, and community-based organizations
Explain the basic concepts of community-based participatory research, service-learning, and civic professionalism
Articulate their values and attitudes about community engagement and ways of developing partnerships
Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills, as well as how to give and receive constructive feedback from peers, supervisors, and community members
List and briefly describe in their final presentation and paper, the ten most important items of content discuss learned from their faculty and preceptors and documented in their journal

Methods of Assessment: Performance is graded on (a) the community preceptor’s evaluation, (b) participation in weekly seminar, (c) written project concept paper, (d) an oral presentation, and (e) a final paper based on the presentation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students
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Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail