550.864.01 BALTIMORE COMMUNITY PRACTICUM
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.
By the end of the two terms of the practicum, the student will be able to: 1. Describe in detail, as well as summarize, the development and operation of an on-going community-based public health project. 2. Describe the organizational structure of one particular public health practice site and its relationship with its community. 3. Demonstrate practical methods for promoting partnerships between communities, public health agencies, academic institutions, and community-based organizations. 4. Explain the basic concepts of community-based participatory research, service-learning, and civic professionalism. 5. Articulate their values and attitudes about community engagement and ways of developing partnerships. 6. Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills, as well as how to give and receive constructive feedback from peers, supervisors, and community members. 7. List and briefly describe in their final presentation and paper, the ten most important items of content knowledge learned from their faculty and preceptors and documented in their journal.
- Tuesday 3:30 - 4:20