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Making Effective Public Presentations

East Baltimore
Winter Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Wed 01/17/2018 - Thu 01/18/2018
Class Times:
  • W Th,  9:00am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Patti Anderson
Pamela Davis
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Whether you are giving a presentation to a small group of colleagues or appearing on CNN, skills for effectively presenting information will inevitably come in handy during your career. This course offers practical exercises to help you be more confident, poised and prepared for public speaking.

Enhances skills to construct and deliver oral presentations with clarity and impact. Provides a template for “audience-centered” presentation construction with examples, tools and exercises. Provides individual assessment and feedback for each participant through videotaped exercises and a short formal presentation constructed during the course.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Construct and deliver a formal oral presentation
  2. Construct and deliver a formal oral presentation on a public health topic that interests them
  3. Improve comfort and proficiency in recorded interviews
  4. Describe guidelines for professional use of social media
Methods of Assessment:

Pre-course video assignment 25%, class presentation/participation 50%, and self-critique evaluation submitted at the conclusion of the course 25%.

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered for 2 days in the HPM Winter Institute. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than February 2, 2018. Students who took the course as special studies 301.867.11 should not take this course again.