Presentation on theme: "2014 Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum College of Science and Health Urban Public Health (MPH) Program."— Presentation transcript:
2014 Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum College of Science and Health Urban Public Health (MPH) Program
A private university with a public mission To develop a diverse group of health professional leaders who seek social justice, promote wellness, provide care with excellence and compassion, and are uniquely qualified to transform the health of underserved populations through outstanding education, research, and clinical services in the context of community engagement.
MPH 502: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health MPH 511 Principles of Epidemiology MPH 521 Environmental Determinants of Health Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester MPH 524 Community Organization in Urban Settings MPH 581 Research Methods MPH 590 Practicum (300 hours) MPH 513 Program Planning and Evaluation MPH 526 Health Education and Communication MPH 527 Race, Culture, and Public Health MPH 512 Principles of Biostatistics MPH 523 Health Management and Policy MPH 522 Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health Fall Semester Spring Semester MPH 520 Public Health Biology MPH 595 Culminating Experience Options: Capstone Project, Thesis, and/or Grant Proposal
Assignments Critical dialogue Reading reflection Midterm paper and exams Final presentation Activities In-class lectures Guest lecturers Field trips Community days
Award Objectives Integrate actual public health practice experiences and examples into classroom discussions and exercises Highlight models of collaborative, comprehensive, & community-based public health practice & scholarship Focus on skills development Involve community-sector partners in teaching Use case studies and other examples of inter-disciplinary projects suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience
Applied learning field trips and community days Models of collaborative work “Community Engagement Toolbox” Skill development professional academic practice (writing, speaking, and interviewing) Community-sector partners community faculty guest lecture Multidisciplinary learning anthropology, policy, planning Participation critical dialogue and weekly evaluations
“This course helps bridge the gap between students and community-based organizations, advocates, and community members. From my conversations with other students, the course creates a learning environment that challenges students to develop novel approaches toward addressing the needs of the community.” David Gordon, President, Gamma Phi Chapter Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health MPH in Urban Health Candidate