Spring 2021 - HSCI 897 G100
MPH Project (3)
Class Number: 5427
Delivery Method: Remote
Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
This capstone course is a core requirement of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The course serves as an integrative learning experience (ILE) that demonstrates synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies in public health. The capstone experience will provide students with an opportunity to work individually, in teams and at the cohort level to integrate and enhance their capabilities in 4 areas (leadership/teaming; interdisciplinarity/reflexivity; application of frameworks/systems thinking ; community-based/communication). Working as a cohort, MPH students will unpack a complex health challenge and present solutions to address the challenge.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completing this course, students will: i) demonstrate the integration and application of theory and selected practices in appropriately addressing, with peers, a complex public health challenge; ii) demonstrate enhanced mastery of selected specialized and generalized competencies relevant to the students' career pathway; iii) demonstrate readiness for transition to professional practice settings.
- Journal Submission 30%
- Team Project 50%
- Self/ Peer/Instructor Evaluation 20%
Classes will be offered remotely in April 2021, with the exception of April 28, 2020 which will have an option of in-person or remote.
The in-person option will follow all the SFU health and safety regulations related to COVID-19 restrictions.
Students must fulfill all of the Master of Public Health requirements before taking this course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Required and ecommended readings and other materials will be available online through links provided in the course syllabus and through the Canvas course container.
Graduate Studies Notes:
Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).