FIELD PLACEMENT HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND SOCIETY Syllabus

410.810.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 99 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Eileen McDonald
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description

    The field placement is a cumpulsory and integral componet of the MPSH in health education and health communication degree program.  The placement provides an opporutnity for the student to enhance his/her academic training by integrating knolwedge and skills gained during program coursework in a planned and supervised  public health practice setting.  During the placement, the student will stay engaged with the program director and his/her cohort through monthly seminars and periodic phone calls. The student is also encouraged to maintain contact with his/her faculty advisor.  

  • Intended Audience

    This experience is limited to and compulsory for all MSPH student in Health Education and Health Communication degree program.

  • Methods of Assessment

    The field placement is an opportunity for the student to transition to public health professional and the placement topic aligns with the student's career goals. As such, a personalized Work Agreement is drafted by the student, in consultation with agency and program faculty, which outlines the projects and responsibities of the student while at the placement.  A mid-term evalaution is conducted via confernece call among the student, agency preceptor and program directo, using progress on stated work objectives as one evalaution metric. At the end of the placement, both the student and preceptor evaluate the overall experience using a one-page form provided by the program. The program also encourages the preceptor and student to complete an exit interview to reiew the evaluation and bring closure to the placement.

  • Prerequisites

    Additional Faculty Notes:


    To be eligible for Field Placement, candidates must be a student in good academic standing in the MSPH program in Health Education and Health Communication. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 64 credits and all course requirements prior to registering for field placement.

  • 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.

  • 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 dss@jhsph.edu.