Courses Taught by Ella August

EPID530: Public Health Communication With Diverse Audiences

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): August, Ella (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2020
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Students will learn the structure, conventions, and styles associated with selected communication formats, appropriate for scientific discourse in public health. During the course, students will produce a scientific poster with a "conference-style" abstract, develop and present an oral presentation and explore one practice-oriented writing format in depth.

PUBHLTH680: Applied Practice and Integrative Experience I

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): August, Ella Kardia, Sharon (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: PubHlth 512, Biostats 501
  • Description: Students will launch their integrated learning experience, which involves addressing an applied health problem and presenting their work in a professional communication format, synthesizing competencies they achieved throughout the program. Students will partner with community organizations in the Real-World Writing Project to develop two products, fulfilling the program’s APEx requirements.
  • Learning Objectives: At the end of this fall-semester course, students should: - have started their integrated learning experience and capstone product, the culmination of their experiences and learning in the MPH program. - have written something for the real world of public health that achieves a specific purpose and that is appropriate for a specific audience, and is written in a particular style. - have further developed their composing process through reflection, discussion and trying new approaches. - have gained experience collaborating with their peers and have connected these collaborative activities to public health practices. - be able to identify and/or create effective written and oral arguments within each of the communication formats we cover in the course. - explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge.