Description: An intensive course to prepare students for a culminating week-long international practice-based experience designed to address existing and emerging public health priorities as defined by the respective communities and their academic partners. Students will be engaged directly and exposed to the contextual, cultural, political and economic factors impacting health.
Course Goals: Provide students with hands-on applied learning through direct involvement in population health research.
Competencies: SPH Cross-Cutting Competencies: -Describe the role of structural inequality in producing health disparities -Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities. -Demonstrate team building practitioners agencies and organizations). Core Competencies Academic Public Health Linkages: 1A1. Identifies the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness (e.g. factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention the quality availability and use of health services).1A2. Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g. equity social determinants environment)4A2. Recognizes the role of cultural social and behavioral factors in the accessibility availability acceptability and delivery of public health services4A2. Recognizes the role of cultural social and behavioral factors in the accessibility availability acceptability and delivery of public health services3A2. Communicates in writing and orally in person and through electronic means with linguistic and cultural proficiency3A3. Solicits community-based input from individuals and organizations2A4. Gathers information that will inform policy decisions (e.g. health fiscal administrative legal ethical social political)3A2. Communicates in writing and orally in person and through electronic means with linguistic and cultural proficiency3A2. Communicates in writing and orally in person and through electronic means with linguistic and cultural proficiency5A1. Recognizes community linkages and relationships among multiple factors (or determinants) affecting health (e.g. The Socio-Ecological Model)8A1. Incorporates ethical standards of practice as the basis of all interactions with organizations communities and individuals.