Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Academic Resources and Support

Libraries

Graduate students have access to library services at both OHSU’s Library at the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) and PSU’s Millar Library. Students must bring the respective institutional badge to access the breadth of library services at each university. These extensive resources include physical and electronic references, training opportunities, and document-delivery. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with library resources and the librarians who support the SPH.

OHSU Library

OHSU’s Library at the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC)
Library Liaison: Laura Zeigen
E: zeigenl@ohsu.edu
P: (503) 494-0505

Library Liaison Program

PSU Library

PSU’s Millar Library
Contact: Emily Ford
E: forder@pdx.edu
P: (503) 725-3689

Library Services

Textbooks and Course Materials

Required and recommended texts are posted to the SPH website on the graduate Course Directory page.

Students may access materials assigned to courses hosted by OHSU or OHSU online through the OHSU Library, or by purchasing through independent vendors.  OHSU does not have a traditional bookstore.

Students may purchase or rent texts assigned to courses hosted by PSU or PSU online through the PSU Bookstore, or by purchasing through independent vendors.

Learning & Coaching

Academic Coaching (PSU Learning Center)

PSU’s Learning Center offers a flexible coaching service that allows students to work with coaches to create measurable plans to meet their academic goals. These goals may address school/life balance, active learning strategies and various approaches to studying course content, improving communication skills, and learning of resources on and off campus. Coaches are graduate students, and coaching is open to all SPH students.

Academic Coaching

Teaching and Learning Center

Consult an expert in learning and study strategies. OHSU’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)partners with faculty, students, staff, and colleagues to create meaningful, innovative, and evidence-based learning experiences. The Center employs a student learning support specialist who is available to assist with study skills, motivation and goal setting, learning styles and active learning strategies, test-taking skills and test anxiety, and time management strategies. Students interested in support services should e-mail Lisa Hatfield, hatfiell@ohsu.edu.

Teaching and Learning Center

Writing Center

PSU’s Writing Center offers resources and one-on-one appointments with consultants for students seeking to improve their writing. The PSU Writing Center is located in 188 Cramer Hall, and can be reached by telephone at (503) 725-3570. A consultant who works only with graduate students is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Writing Center

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform offering more than 11,000 courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. SPH students have free access to LinkedIn Learning’s extensive subscription library using their OHSU network credentials.

LinkedIn Learning

Accessibility

The School of Public Health values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to fostering mutual respect and full participation for all students. Our goal is to create a learning environment that is equitable, useable, inclusive, and welcoming. If any aspects of instruction or course design result in barriers to your inclusion or learning, OHSU’s Office of Student Access and PSU’s Disability Resource Center can assist you.

  • If you are already registered with disability services at either OHSU or PSU, and you are taking a course at the opposite institution, you must contact the office you are registered with to transfer your accommodations.
  • If you are not already registered with a disability services office, and you have, or think you may have, a disability that may affect your work in this class, and feel you need accommodations, use the following table for guidance about which office to contact to initiate accommodations.

Please be aware that accommodations are not retroactive and that some accommodations take time to implement. We encourage you to make contact with the appropriate office as early as possible, and to provide accommodations letters to faculty at the beginning of each term.

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