Prerequisites: Grad Status, Completion of approved internship, research or practical experience
Description: This project-oriented course provides the student the opportunity to integrate academic principles, practical skills and concepts in environmental health as related to the broader scope of public health. Students will carry out a 2 credit hour applied group project, having to synthesize their acquired knowledge from different courses and subplans to address real world problems. Students will provide oral presentation (intermediary and final) and written reports on the conducted project. This culminating capstone course will be elected during the professional students last fall term in residence.
Course Goals: At the end of the course students are expected to be able to: G1) formulate an addressable problem from an ill-posed question; G2) propose plausible solutions to challenges in areas within and outside your expertise; G3) function effectively as a member of a multi-faceted team; G4) lead a diverse group of people in addressing new challenges; and G5) communicate effectively with colleagues.
Competencies: Students taking this class are expected on its completion to be able to: C1) formulate an addressable problem from an ill-posed question; C2) develop plausible solutions to challenges in areas within and outside their expertise; C3) function as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-expertise team; C4) demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities; C5) demonstrate team building and conflict management skills; C6) apply evidence-based principles and the scientific knowledge base to critical evaluation and addressing of public health problems; C7) appreciate the importance of working collaboratively with diverse communities agencies and organizations.