PHLH 402
Senior Seminar in Public Health Spring 2018

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This course is designed to provide senior concentrators the opportunity to delve into the public health literature. Students will read, discuss, and compose written reflections on primary source empirical papers addressing a range of issues and disciplines in the field of public health, including topics in the social determinants of health, environmental health risks, and access to health care. Students will also be divided into three or four research teams to investigate a contemporary real-life issue in public health by designing a study; collecting and analyzing data; and disseminating findings by written report and formal oral presentation to the public health advisory committee faculty. Some amount of off-campus travel may be required either in spring break or the latter half of the semester. The capstone course is required of all concentrators, but may be opened to other students with relevant experience at the discretion of the instructor and the advisory committee, if space permits.
The Class: Format: seminar/lab
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 3288
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active seminar participation, written reflections, contribution to the team research project, and a 12- to 15-page final paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: completion of at least four courses counting towards the PHLH concentration
Enrollment Preferences: senior Public Health concentrators; students who are not senior Public Health concentrators should contact the instructor.
Distributions: No divisional credit
Attributes: PHLH Core Courses

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