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Designing An MPH Capstone Project

East Baltimore
4th term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Marie Diener-West

• Writing and oral communication are essential public health skills.

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Discusses the importance of selecting the appropriate format for addressing different capstone topic. Reviews search strategies and data bases for a literature review. Provides tips for using a citation management software such as RefWorks in order to provide proper attribution to references. Introduces the basic strategies for writing a clear and concise capstone paper. Provides tips for presenting data in tables and graphs. Introduces the basic strategies for giving a good oral presentation. Presents tips for giving and receiving meaningful feedback. Introduces principles for the design of a good poster.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the critical elements of different type of project formats.
  2. Critically evaluate the components, structure and synthesis of a successful written paper.
  3. Utilize effective displays of data summaries in tables and graphs.
  4. Describe the key components of the content and delivery of an effective presentation.
  5. Describe the key components of the content and delivery of an effective presentation.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Participation
  • 40% Discussion
  • 20% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

Full-Time MPH Students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

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