MSPH Capstone Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this course was held in a virtual/online format.
2020 - 2021
All other MSPH GDEC requirements must be taken before or concurrently with the capstone project.
Offers students an opportunity to integrate and apply program skills and competencies to a public health problem in a format that approximates a professional practice experience. Fosters students’ ability to produce scholarly papers that provide a meaningful contribution to knowledge of the health of underserved populations. Guides students’ development of tangible evidence of expertise that addresses specific applied topics relevant to international health.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Develop a concise and cohesive written document that defines a public health problem, a population of interest, and have a defined geographic scope
- Conduct a comprehensive literature review
- Synthesize relevant literature in a specific public health topic
- Analyze and present public health data in a scholarly paper
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 99% Final Paper
Only for MSPH GDEC students in their 2nd year