308.867.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 1 Credit(s)
Th 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Christine King
    Beth A. Resnick
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • have a deeper understanding of themselves, their strengths, and their personality preferences through use of MBTI and StrengthFinder 2.0 assessments.
    • Identify the Public Health Competencies and related skills
    • Develop a Career Development Action Plan to follow in preparation for 2nd yr field placement.
  • Course Description
    Introduces work undertaken in health policy settings and prepares MSPH students in Health Policy and Management for the field placement requirement in the second year of the program.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    The MSPH seminar in Health Policy meets the first three terms of the first year. A written deliverable will be expected at the end of each seminar.

    The first term of the seminar will focus on self-assessment using established methods, learning Public Health Competencies, and goal setting.

    The second seminar will focus on developing networking skills through interactions with alumni, faculty, and employers.

    The third seminar will focus on career development and field placement preparation.

  • Intended Audience

    MSPH in HP students only

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    This course is intended for MSPH students in Health Policy only

  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on class participation and written assignments.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    For each term of this pass/fail course, you will be expected to:

    Attend and actively participate in all course meetings.  Exceptions will be made only with prior approval

    Submit all written assignments on their due date.  No late work will be acccepted except with prior written approval

    Note:  students who do not meet the above requirements will be expected to repeat one term of the seminar for each term in which requirements are not met.  Failing more than one term of the seminar will jeopardize the timely start of the field placement and could delay graduation.


  • Required Text(s)

    First term:


    Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath; Gallup Press, 2007

    (must be NEW)

    What Color is Your Parachite?, Richard Bolles, 2013 Edition

  • 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