PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Assess population health of Baltimore City and using the core public health functions as a framework, develop strategies and approaches to address public health concerns
- Apply public health knowledge and theory to address specific public health challenges in Baltimore City
- Use appropriate strategies to develop plans and materials to communicate public health information to targeted Baltimore City audiences
- Assess the efficacy of specific Baltimore City public health programs and policies
- Advance personal career growth and development using the core competencies for public health professionals as a framework
Course DescriptionStudents conduct practicum work, including assignments, fieldwork and reflection, under the supervision of faculty from Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department. Students select competency-based assignments and fieldwork activities to build expertise and experience relevant to their area of specialization. Throughout, students utilize the core functions, essential services, and competencies for public health professionals as a framework to assess and evaluate the implications of practice activities on Baltimore City population health. Practicum activities are centered on Baltimore City; however, the intent is for lessons learned to be relevant to other public health systems, as well as each student’s competency development within their area of specialization
Intended AudienceAll degree candidates interested in public health practice and specifically MPH students who are looking to meet the MPH practicum requirement through hands-on application of knowledge and skills to real-world practice concerns and settings in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department
Methods of Assessmentclass participation, 20% (including interactive session, reflection and evaluation), field work, 20%, and collaborative assignments, 60%
Prerequisites300.603.01 The Tools of Public Health Practice and Decision Making
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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.
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