Courses Taught by Laura Power

EPID603: Professional Development Seminar

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Laura Power (Residential);
  • Offered Every Year
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: EPID 603 is a Winter term course to be taken by OEE, GE, and GHE students in year one. Students are exposed to various topics such as responsible research, ethics, group dynamics, DE&I, and career planning. This course allows GHE, GE, and OEE students to think strategically about their career in Public Health.
  • Syllabus for EPID603
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EPID624: Readings in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s) for residential students;
  • 1-2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Laura Power (Residential);
  • Offered Every Year
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Review of literature on selected subjects under guidance of individual faculty members and through scheduled seminars at which reports are presented. May be elected more than once.
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EPID724: Leadership and Strategic Planning for Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Summer term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Laura Power (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course focuses on leadership skills and strategic planning for public health and healthcare professionals with the ultimate goal of readying students for public health 3.0. Students will learn approaches to empower teams and to collaborate across sectors and will practice using systems thinking and policy evaluation as tools for promoting health for individuals and populations. The course will include self-assessment of leadership skills, practice in identifying appropriate leadership and management techniques, and analysis of case studies to understand policy evaluation and systems thinking. Students will be encouraged to bring real-world experience to the class lessons and discussions.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the basic structure of the public health system 2. Describe the reasons for and concepts behind Public Health 3.0 3. Discuss systems thinking mindset and utilize tools of systems thinking 4. List steps in policy analysis and evaluation and apply skills of policy analysis 5. Understand the concept of health in all policies 6. Be familiar with leadership styles in public health 7. Understand the differences in public health management and public health leadership 8. State their own leadership style 9. Apply leadership skills in a case-study 10. Be familiar with tools that are available for policy evaluation, systems thinking, and public health leadership
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Laura Power

PUBHLTH516: Leadership Skills For Interprofessional Practice

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Winter term(s) for residential students; Winter term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students; 1 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): Laura Power (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: PUBHLTH 516 is an accelerated 7-week course that highlights foundational leadership skills needed by public health professionals to effectively work in interprofessional teams. Course themes include self-reflection on leadership style, growth mindset, fostering collaboration, motivating teams to accomplish goals, leading change, and guiding decision making.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Identify their leadership style. 2. Explain the importance of active learning and resilience in strengthening leadership skills. 3. Understand leadership structures across health sectors and the roles of public health professionals in leading change. 4. Describe the key domains of interprofessional practice. 5. Develop a mission, vision, and values to guide the work of teams. 6. Describe strategies to foster collaboration among interprofessional groups. 7. Compare strategies for motivating and influencing teams to accomplish goals. 8. Explain the relationship between leadership and learning through growth mindset principles. 9. Describe how interpersonal agility inspires risk-taking and collaboration.
  • Residential Syllabus for PUBHLTH516
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