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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

Practicum Courses

Some courses at the Bloomberg School have a real-world practice component, connecting students to outside organizations and agencies.

The following list includes current JHSPH courses with an approved practicum component that will be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Additional courses may be added throughout the year. To learn more about these courses, review descriptions of each course's practicum component or read more about the courses in the JHSPH course directory

Listing of Current JHSPH Courses with an Approved Practicum Component 

Course # and TitleTerm(s) OfferedPracticum Hours

300.615: Tools of Public Health Practice

Summer or 3rd term

550.864: Baltimore Community Practicum (BCP)Must take 2nd & 3rd terms124-220

308.851: PHASE (Public Health Applications for Student Experience)
Inclusive of the PHASE internship and the Health Policy Institute. 

Must take 2nd-4th terms120-230
BU 152.740 & BU 152.745 (Interdivisional): CITYLAB Catalyst & Practicum: Business Innovation for Social Enterprise1st & 2nd terms, starts Sept 3, 2020108
300.712.01: Formulating Policy: Strategies and Systems of Policymaking in the 21st Century2nd term35
305.607: Public Health Practice
**Must enroll by the first day of class**

2nd term
4th term


550.601.81 & 410.840: Implementation Research and Practice
**Must take both 550.601 and 2 special studies credits under 410.840**

2nd term50

224.697, 224.698, & 224.699: Qualitative Research Practicum I, II, III                    **Must also complete 224.690 and 224.691**

Must take 2nd, 3rd & 4th terms100
305.684: Health Impact Assessment3rd term25
330.634 & 330.840: Stigma and Public Health: Issues and Interventions                               **Must take 330.634 in 3rd term and 1 special studies credit under 330.840 in 4th term**3rd & 4th terms50
260.848: Implementing Community-Based Practice Through Civic Engagement Projects4th term25
380.612: Applications in Program Monitoring and Evaluation
**Must take 380.611 prior to taking this course**
4th term50
410.610: Health and Homelessness
**Will only be offered if course enrollment reaches or surpasses 15 students**
4th term35

Steps for Completing a Practicum Course

  1. Identify a practicum course.
  2. Register for the course and submit a Practicum Learning Plan to the practicum team.
  3. Complete and submit the Practicum Final Report, due 2 weeks after completion of the practicum course. Note: If taking a 4th term practicum course and aiming for a May graduation, the Final Report is due May 1, 2021.