PE, IP, IPE
- Practice Experience
- Integrative Project
- Interprofessional Education
If you have questions please talk with the Integrative Project Administrator – Andrew Wyman, or talk with the Coordinator for your program.
Biostatistics – Byung Park
Epidemiology – Lynn Marshall
Environmental Systems & Human Health – Tawnya Peterson
Health Management & Policy – Robin Baker
Health Promotion – Brad Wipfli
Public Health Practice – Robin Baker
The Integrative Project develops a high-quality written product of professional standard. This paper must demonstrate your ability to integrate Foundational and Programmatic competencies developed during your MPH training. It may be derived from your Practice Experience, or it may be a separate written document. Registration in the Integrated Project course may occur after, or simultaneously with, registration in the Practice Experience course.
The form of the paper is expected to vary by student and MPH program. Please look at the syllabus for the Integrative Project for more information. Examples of substantive and approvable written products include:
At minimum, the Integrative Project paper will contain a thoroughly defined overview, background and significance, a thorough literature review, a discussion or critical analysis that demonstrates integration of at least three Foundational and three Programmatic competencies, and a statement of your practice around equity and positionality.
We expect your paper will demonstrate: a thorough knowledge of a public health issue; the ability to articulate an “equity lens” (Foundational Competency #6) and an understanding of your positionality relative to the selected public health issue; the ability to apply existing theory and empirical evidence, the ability to articulate the public health implications of a policy, program, or research study, and effective written communication.
You will submit your Integrative Project Proposal form, signed by your Faculty Advisor, to the program’s Integrative Project Coordinator/Instructor by the end of the 5th week of the term prior to registration in the Integrative Project course.
The form requires brief descriptions of all of the following:
Your final paper will be reviewed by at least two SPH faculty other than your Faculty Advisor, and these faculty are likely to be cross-disciplinary and from outside of your specific MPH’s program. The grading rubric will follow the student learning objectives (knowledge of issue, application of theory, evidence integration of competencies, equity lens, and quality of writing). The Integrative Project paper course is graded A-F and carries 1-credit.