HLTH 605: Community Project
In this course, students enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public health professionals and increase their competence as community health educators. Community project sites are carefully selected to provide experiences that reflect the mission of the Public Health Community Health education program and meet the individual learning and career needs of students while responding to real public health issues in the community. Students are linked with community groups that are either planning, want to plan, or have an identified need for a community health education activity and may be involved in a variety of projects, including performing community health assessments, producing health education materials, and serving as health educators. As part of this course, students must attend a course seminar that will be held at least monthly throughout the semester. The seminar will consist of activities that assist them in completing the deliverables agreed to with their field agency, problem-solving in the field, refining presentation skills, and presenting their work.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed HLTH 604. In addition, all core and required coursework must have been completed prior to or concurrent with HLTH 605.