Demonstrating Mastery of Competencies through Practical Application in Introductory Master of Public Health Courses: A Case Study
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the importance of implementing practical application opportunities for MPH students in large, introductory courses. Describe how to create multi-disciplinary teams and facilitate small group work in a large course in order to simulate the small class environment. Discuss the benefits to all stakeholders of redesigning introductory courses to include practical application, and limitations of this process. Identify ways to modify assignments in large, introductory courses to include assessments that allow for practical application and meet the course competencies.
Keyword(s): Public Health Curricula & Competencies, Curricula
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a co-principal of multiple local studies focusing on the impact of practice- and case-based teaching on student knowledge and skills acquisition. My public health education interests include application of online-, case-, and practice-based teaching in undergraduate and master-level community health and social and behavioral sciences coursework. Additionally, my scientific interests include LGBT health, cancer disparities, survivorship, risk behaviors, and multi-level interventions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.