Program Requirements

Learning Objectives:

  • Get experience in protocol development and program evaluation.
  • Improve SAS macro programming skills, and gain an understanding of the statistician’s role in informing policy decisions.
  • Participate in a research or evaluatory setting on a project that involves application of the principles and methods of biostatistical theory and skills, which the student has learned in classes.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7496 for a minimum of 2 credits, for a total of 90 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get experience and skills related to writing a grant proposal and determining intervention ideas.
  • Apply the theoretical, practical and methodological skills to a needs assessment in a practice setting.
  • Get experience in the application of theory to current problems in the field.
  • Gain exposure to organizational settings for community health education practice.
  • Gain an understanding of community health education and how it relates to other professions and public health.
  • Work on research projects, including data collection, data analysis or intervention for the project, carried out in conjunction with a University of Minnesota unit or another research institution.

Requirements:

  • Preceptor must hold MPH degree equivalent or higher.
  • Strategy 1: PubH 7094: Culminating experience for 2 credits, 60 hours per credit for a total of 120 hours.
  • Strategy 2: Register under PubH 7096 for a minimum of 2 credits, 60 hours per credit for a total of 120 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn first-hand about the organization, operations, and special activities of selected agencies, institutions, and industries concerned with environmental health (EnHS) or related programs.
  • Gain insight into programs, personnel management, governmental relations, public relations, legislative support and, particularly, knowledge of special investigations conducted by these organizations.
  • Participation in activities of EnHS programs external to the University adds a dimension of experience to the curriculum that enriches the student’s training and will be beneficial in seeking employment.

Requirements:

  • Each major has established requirements for completion of field experience.
  • Student must negotiate terms of the Learning Agreement with academic adviser and preceptor.
  • Register under PubH 7196 for a minimum of 3 credits, 45 hours per credit for a total of 135 hours (S/N grade option).

Learning Objectives:

  • Review scientific literature.
  • Assist with proposal development.
  • Design data collection forms.
  • Collect, create database for, enter and analyze epidemiological data.
  • Write scientific reports.
  • Participate in other community-based public health activities where epidemiology skills are needed.

Requirements:

  • The field experience should complement the epidemiology training and therefore must be done after completion of Epidemiologic Methods I and II.
  • Students must develop a plan for the field experience with the consent of their academic adviser.
  • For some students, the field experience may include aspects of study design and/or data collection and management. For other students with experience in data collection and management, you may choose a field experience with greater emphasis on data analysis or grant preparation.
  • The field experience must be independent from the culminating experience project and cannot be started until the learning agreement has been approved.
  • Preceptor must hold MPH degree equivalent or higher.
  • Register under PubH 7396 for 2 credits, for a total of 90 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore and apply methods of working effectively with communities or special populations within the community.
  • Participate in needs identification, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and/or evaluating the components of health services, programs, and projects related to MCH.
  • Use the practice and philosophy of public health as it relates to MCH.
  • Understand the administrative and organizational framework for MCH programs and services at state and local levels.
  • Apply the theory and skill to practice through work experiences with professional and community colleagues.

Requirements:

  • The field experience should start after students have completed half of their required coursework.
  • Students should consult with their academic advisor in selecting a site appropriate for achieving their educational and professional objectives.
  • Preceptor must hold MPH degree equivalent or higher.
  • Register under PubH 7696 for a minimum of 2 credits, 60 hours per credit for a total of 120 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain exposure to the political process as it relates to public health.
  • Gain an understanding of how a county, state or federal health department operates.
  • Learn how to develop community partnerships.
  • Learn how to develop and/or administer programs.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7796 for 2 credits, for a total of 120 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the broad practice and philosophy of public health as it relates to nutrition.
  • Conduct nutritional assessment and surveillance of diet/health relationships.
  • Communicate research and scientific information appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
  • Practice effective ethical interviewing and counseling skills.
  • Apply the knowledge and techniques that affect behavior change.
  • Effectively participate on a health promotion team.
  • Coordinate public health nutrition services with related programs.
  • Select, prepare and evaluate teaching materials to disseminate nutritional information to professional and nonprofessional audiences through various communication channels.
  • Gain skills in interpreting research and its implications for the public’s nutritional status.
  • Evaluate food assistance programs and modify agency plans accordingly.
  • Recognize the purpose and functions of food assistance and feeding programs in the community.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7996 for a minimum of 2 credits, for a total of 90-120 hours (varies by program).

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight into programs, personnel management, governmental relations, public relations, legislative support and exposure to new roles and responsibilities in the field of public health.
  • Development of these objectives should be related to your professional goals and interests; selected theories and concepts applicable to a role in the practice of public health; the potential for practice in a leadership role(s); and your potential contribution(s) to the setting in which your field experience is based.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7296 for a minimum of 2-4 credits, for a total of 180 hours.
  • All PHP major students are required to complete a 2-4 credit field experience. Students who elect to complete 2-3 credits of FE must take additional 2-3 credits of elective courses to fulfill the degree requirement of 42 credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a public health analysis of a common health problem.
  • Become acquainted with different leadership roles.
  • Better understand how a public health department strives for primary and secondary prevention.
  • Better understand protocols and everyday proceedings.
  • Gain experience and understanding in preventive principles through a preventive medicine rotation at a clinic.
  • Understand the application of public health tools to a specific health problem.
  • Apply public health skills in a clinical practice setting.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7296 for a minimum of 3 credits, for a total of 135 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the organization, operations and special activities of selected agencies, institutions and industries concerned with public health practice.
  • Understand the application of the incident command system.
  • Review basic risk communications principles for major exotic zoonotic diseases of public health importance.

Requirements:

  • Register under PubH 7296 for a minimum of 3 credits, for a total of 135 hours.
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