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DrPH Concentration Seminar in Environmental Health

1st Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
This seminar will be a required component of the Environmental Health concentration (Environmental Health Track and Health Security Track) for the DrPH program. All EH DrPH students are required to participate in the seminar until they pass their Schoolwide Preliminary Oral Exams and are strongly encouraged to continue participating in the seminar as they are able through their time as DrPH students. Students will be required to register for the course for two years in fourth term to complete the EH concentration (Environmental Health Track and Health Security Track) requirements.
Provides opportunities to discuss issues and concepts related to Environmental Health. 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. 1. Present and evaluate research related to environmental health and health security.
  2. 2. Provide constructive, critical feedback on practicum projects, research proposals and dissertation projects.
  3. 3. Demonstrate skills in leadership, communication, and public health practice.
  4. 4. Demonstrate progress toward completion of a dissertation proposal and project.
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Reflection
Special Comments

Term 1 seminar schedule:
9/5/24, 10/3/24, 5:00pm – 5:50pm