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Public Health Practice

4th term
Health Policy and Management
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
April Tong

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Intro to Online learning


Allows students to engage in a significant practical experience in a public health priority area(s) pre-identified by a collaborating organization. Students complete the public health practicum under the direction and supervision of course faculty. Practicum work is designed with a pre-identified collaborating organization around pre-identified priority areas and projects; students are not able to select topics/projects outside of the pre-identified options. All practicum work is shared with the collaborating organization for use at their discretion.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Assess population health of a specific jurisdiction
  2. Develop strategies and approaches to address public health priorities
  3. Apply public health and social determinants of health knowledge and theory to address specific public health challenges
  4. Assess and develop public health communications to targeted audiences
  5. advance personal career growth and development, using the core competencies for public health professionals as a framework
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Participation
  • 75% Assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course fulfills the MPH practicum requirement. Note, students taking the course for practicum credit are required to submit a Practicum Learning Plan Proposal Form available at: