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305.607.81 Public Health Practice


Health Policy and Management
4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robin Dranbauer
Course Instructors:

Introduction to Online Learning.


Students conduct practicum work, including assignments, fieldwork and reflection, under the supervision of faculty from Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department. Students select competency-based assignments and fieldwork activities to build 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 Baltimore City population health. Practicum activities are centered on Baltimore City; 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 Objectives:

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

  1. Assess population health of Baltimore City and using the core public health functions as a framework, develop strategies and approaches to address public health concerns
  2. Apply public health knowledge and theory to address specific public health challenges in Baltimore City
  3. Use appropriate strategies to develop plans and materials to communicate public health information to targeted Baltimore City audiences
  4. Assess the efficacy of specific Baltimore City public health programs and policies
  5. Advance personal career growth and development using the core competencies for public health professionals as a framework
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on four components: class participation, attendance at and synopsis of a public health meeting, a mid-term assignment, and a final project

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates must obtain consent from instructor to register.

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