Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year, all Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professional degree students (MPH, MSPH, DrPH) will need to complete a practicum to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements.
JHSPH Faculty have the opportunity to provide practicum opportunities for MPH students through courses with a practicum component, special studies practicum opportunities, and/or connecting students to practicum opportunities with outside organizations.
Courses with a practicum component
If you have a course with a practicum component and would like to have it approved as a MPH practicum course, please complete the MPH Practicum Course Questions form, and a member of the Practicum Team will follow up with you shortly. This form will help you and the Practicum Team determine whether the proposed course fulfills the practicum criteria.
If you would like to add a practicum component to an existing course, but are in the early stages of developing the practicum component, please complete the MPH Practicum Special Studies/Course INTEREST Form, and a member of the Practicum Team will follow up with you to help develop a practicum component for your course.
If you are interested in developing a service-learning course through a one-year fellowship program, please review the SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program information.
Special Studies practicum opportunities
Practicum opportunities may be developed through ongoing research or other activities at JHSPH departments or centers that are not associated with a course. These might be ad hoc opportunities, or institutionalized ones that are offered annually. You can connect students with these opportunities through developing and coordinating special studies practicum opportunities. You can serve as the preceptor, or someone from the partnering organization can serve as the preceptor.
Special studies practicum must involve a partnering organization (e.g. JHSPH Centers/Institutes, local and state public health agencies, community-based organizations, international non-governmental agencies and organizations, data coordinating centers for clinical trials such as MACS, ALIVE, etc.).
If you have a special studies practicum ready, and you have already identified a student to work on the project, then you and the student will complete the Practicum Learning Plan, and the student will submit the plan.
If you are interested in developing a special studies practicum, but would like to talk to someone from the Practicum Team about project ideas before submitting an opportunity, please complete the following form and a member of the Practicum Team will respond shortly: MPH Practicum Special Studies/Course INTEREST Form.
Connecting students to practicum opportunities with outside organizations
Through existing networks and relationships, you may know of organizations that could serve as sites for MPH practicum opportunities. You can connect the students with organizations directly, or you could refer the organizations to the MPH Practicum Team.
If you connect an organization with a student directly, the student will work with the organization to complete a Customized Practicum experience. The steps that the student will follow are described in the student section of the practicum website.
If an organization is interested in serving as a practicum site, please direct the organization to the Preceptor Information website. If the organization is interested in hosting a student, but would like to talk to someone from the Practicum Team about project ideas before submitting an opportunity, please have the organization complete the following form and a member of the Practicum Team will respond shortly: Preceptor Interest Form.
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