About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SPECIAL STUDIES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING MSPH ESSAY (182.850.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Students work with their advisors to formulate, research, finalize, and gain approval of their master’s essay, which is based on a required Independent Professional Project (IPP). Students write the essay as a professional report summarizing the findings of the IPP. This represents a substantive application of professional technical skills through the process of collecting and summarizing data and reviewing appropriate literature. One credit is awarded at the completion of each of three stages: 1) submission of an acceptable proposal, 2) submission of an acceptable report, and 3) successful completion of a seminar at the end of the program.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired to a workplace exposure assessment/management problem
  • Augment their training by pursuing an independent project within their particular area of interest or specialized competency
  • Prepare a professional report on their findings
  • Present in an oral seminar setting

Intended Audience

Students enrolled in the MSPH in OEH PTIB Program in EHS

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: One credit will be awarded at the successful completion of each of the 3 milestones (see course description). The essay must be read and approved by three faculty members.

Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

Administrative Contact

P Breysse
E-mail: pbreysse@jhsph.edu