The LLUSPH Practicum Experience
The practicum is a supervised work experience for emerging public health professionals in a Master of Public Health (MPH) program. As an MPH student, you will engage in a 100-400 hour experience in a public health setting, such as hospitals, local public health departments, and community organizations. The purpose of the practicum is to provide you with the opportunity to apply academic learning in an interdisciplinary environment and to integrate public health concepts and skills from your program of study.
The aim of the practicum is to meet as many competencies as possible. The depth and breadth of each practicum experience will vary by site location and project availability. This is done in the context of carefully planned and implemented field-based applications, in a real world setting.
The practicum is participatory in nature, rather than observational and is designed to address your specific program's competencies and career interests, while also making contributions to the placement site. While practicum hours are spent at the project location, your work is guided and evaluated through the online Student Practicum Course on Canvas/LiveText.
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