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DrPH Concentration Seminar in Health Policy and Management

Course Status

East Baltimore
4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
To provide DrPH students with the opportunity to exchange research ideas, become familiar with milestone requirements, learn about the application of methodological approaches within their fields, and to regularly connect and network with their concentration colleagues and co-directors.
Provides opportunities to discuss issues and concepts related to Health Policy and Management. Discusses evaluation of existing research, identification of gaps and topics, and design of research projects. Facilitates preparation for the comprehensive written exams, the design and conduct of practicum projects, preliminary oral exams, dissertation projects, and the final oral exam. Provides opportunities to present work-in-progress on overall projects and on specific research methodologies and to give and receive peer feedback. Emphasizes clear communication of ideas.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Present and evaluate research related to health policy, health care management and leadership, public health informatics, and quality and patient safety
  2. Provide constructive, critical feedback on practicum projects, research proposals and dissertation projects
  3. Demonstrate skills in leadership, communication, and public health practice
  4. Demonstrate progress toward completion of a dissertation proposal and project
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Peer-feedback
  • 40% Reflection
Enrollment Restriction
HPM DrPH concentration students