Applied Practice Experience
An applied practice experience is required of all Master of Public Health students. The purpose of this course (IPHS 650) is for students to acquire experience and develop practical skills in the application of public health competencies and concepts. After completing the integrated core curriculum consisting of IPHS 401, IPHS 402 (404/405), and IPHS 403, the applied practice experience provides an opportunity for students to:
- apply the content and analytical skills of MPH degree coursework to issues, situations, contexts, and projects associated with the experience.
- gain or enhance knowledge or skills related to public health competencies.
- use journaling as a mode of inquiry, reflection, and learning.
- create a synopsis to summarize the activities and products from the experience.
Students will work under the supervision of a preceptor, a practicing public health professional with an advanced degree in public health who are generally mid-management or higher at an organization, generally with three or more years experience post-masters degree.