Spring 2024 - HSCI 897 G100
MPH Project (3)
Class Number: 4917
Delivery Method: In Person
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 a 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 demonstrate: i) integration and application of theory and selected practices to address a complex public health challenge in a team-based setting; ii) enhanced mastery of selected specialized and generalized competencies relevant to the students' career pathway; iii) readiness for transition to professional practice settings.
Both instuctors and the TA will engage with students and groups throughout the course to provide guidance and feedback.
Final presentations of group capstones will be held in April (date TBD) followed by a celebratory event.
Students must fulfill all of the Master of Public Health requirements before taking this course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Required and recommended readings and other materials will be available online through links provided in the course syllabus and through the Canvas course container.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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 website 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