410.865.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 1 Credit(s)
W 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Eileen McDonald
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • develop your own definition for health education, health communication and health promotion
    • discuss the historical and contemporary issues related to the field of health education
    • name at least three different professional organizations within public health and describe their roles and membership
    • prepare a resume that best describes your skills and experiences to a potential employer
  • Course Description

    Introduces a variety of topics important to the profession of health education and health promotion, including both historical and contemporary issues. Presents role definitions and competencies, health education certification, professional organizations representing the field, and other health education and promotion resources. Prepares students for the field placement requirement in the second year of the program.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Through the seminar, MSPH students will also be encouraged to ask questions and share observations about content presented in other courses and to consider this information from the perspective of health education, health communication and/or health promotion. 

  • Intended Audience
    MSPH students in HBS
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on class participation and a written assignment.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Attendance Policy

    This seminar series (410.865, 410.866, 410.867) is required for all students in the MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication degree program and students must take all three terms. Attendance and participation are mandatory and expected. any necessary absence should be excused before class whenever possible. Barring tradegy, no more than one absence, excused or unexcused, will be accepted. Absences in excess of this may necessitate repeating a term of seminar or completing a special assignment (to be selected by the course faculty).

  • Assignment Descriptions and Guidelines

    Submit a copy of your resume to the Course Plus Drop Box (Resumes) before close of business (COB) on October 15, 2013.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at