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DrPH Concentration Seminar in Health Equity and Social Justice

2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Christine George
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Provides opportunities to discuss issues and concepts related to Health Equity and Social Justice. 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 equity and social justice
  2. Critically appraise 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:
  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Paper(s)
Enrollment Restriction
DrPH students in the Health Equity and Social Justice concentration only
Special Comments

Term 2 seminar schedule:
Fri Nov 15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm and Tues Dec 10, 6:00pm – 7:00pm