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CGH 306 Supervised Field Training in Public Health. Orientation and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. What is a field training experience?. Final, practical experience in the CGU MPH program Worth 4 units Timeframe is 1 semester to as much as a 1 year term

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cgh 306 supervised field training in public health

CGH 306Supervised Field Training in Public Health

Orientation

and

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

what is a field training experience
What is a field training experience?
  • Final, practical experience in the CGU MPH program
  • Worth 4 units
  • Timeframe is 1 semester to as much as a 1 year term
  • Taken after completion of all MPH core and concentration courses
what is the purpose
What is the purpose?
  • Provide a professional experience where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting
  • Apply existing skills and learn new ones
  • Gain experience within the field of public health and your concentration
  • Professional networking
  • Address and reflect on MPH student competencies
what are the prerequisites
What are the prerequisites?
  • Complete MPH core and concentration coursework (or be in the final semester of coursework)
  • Complete the Student Interest Form and secure proof of health insurance before meeting with the MPH Program Manager to discuss:
    • Interests and possible sites for field training experience
    • Affiliation paperwork
    • Placement search strategy
what is involved in cgh 306
What is involved in CGH 306?
  • Internship site selection and agency affiliation paperwork
  • Learning Contract with 2 attachments
  • 4 credits (total 400/200 hours)- register for CGH 306
  • Apply knowledge in a real-world competency based experience
  • Reflective Journals
  • Poster presentation
  • Student & supervisor evaluations
what is involved in the poster presentation
What is involved in the poster presentation?
  • Opportunity to practice visual and oral presentation
  • Content depends upon activities conducted during the internship, general guidelines include:
    • Title, Introduction, Methods & Activities, Conclusion plus copy of an abstract
  • Attended by faculty, staff and students
  • Graded using standardized rubric
how do i find an field experience
How do I find an field experience?
  • Announcements circulated through school e-mail
  • Check list of affiliated sites
  • Site identified in consultation with MPH Program Manager or faculty
  • Your own ideas and contacts!
where have students found field experiences in the past
Where have students found field experiences in the past?
  • Health departments
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Worksite programs
  • International contacts
  • Government agencies
  • Schools/Colleges/Universities
where have students found field experiences in the past1
Where have students found field experiences in the past?
  • Azusa Neighborhood Wellness Center
  • City of Hope
  • Cities of Chino & Claremont
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Foothill AIDS Project
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Reach Out
  • Riverside, San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc.
  • School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
  • UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
what is a waiver and who is eligible
What is a waiver and who is eligible?
  • Certain students may be eligible for a waiver of the hour requirement. Requests for a partial waiver of hours (200) are considered and approved on an individual basis.
  • Students with previous public health employment may be eligible for a partial waiver of hours. Applications will only be considered if a student can verify three years of continuous, paid, public health employment prior to enrollment in the MPH program
how do i apply for a waiver
How do I apply for a waiver?
  • Time frame: No later than semester prior to start of internship
  • Students shall submit a signed waiver form along with a 2-3 page (single-spaced) narrative describing relevant public health work experience.
  • A review committee assesses the relevance of the previous work experience. Students will be contacted by the MPH Program Manager within 2-3 weeks with a decision.
  • Decisions of the panel are final. A letter confirming a waiver of hours will be sent to the student.
what is a preceptor
What is a preceptor?
  • Your site supervisor
  • Appropriate mentorship preceptors must have public health credentials or appropriate health related credentials and experience
  • Preceptor cannot be your faculty advisor
are field experiences paid
Are field experiences paid?
  • Not expected/required
  • May be negotiated between student and preceptor
  • University usually is not involved in salary/wage arrangements
what needs to be done
What needs to be done?
  • Meet with the MPH Program Manager to discuss possible sites – no later than semester prior to start of internship
  • Secure a placement and site preceptor
  • Complete the student forms (legal, travel, learning contract)
  • Provide copies of forms to:
    • MPH Program Manager: Interest, legal, travel
    • MPH Program Director: Learning contract
  • Register for CGH 306
    • See Program Manager if experiencing difficulty with registration
what needs to be done1
What needs to be done?
  • Maintain an ongoing field training reflective journals
  • Meet or communicate with Program Director advisor periodically during field training experience
  • Immediately discuss any concerns or questions with your Program Director
what do i do if i am involved with data that might be used for my field training experience
What do I do if I am involved with data that might be used for my field training experience?
  • Develop proposal under supervision of faculty advisor and preceptors
  • Gain approval of proposal        
  • Submit to IRB for approval, as necessary
how can i make sure my experience is a good experience
How can I make sure my experience is a good experience?
  • Talk with others who have interned at your site, interact with other MPH students about possible sites
  • Meet with your MPH Program Director and preceptor to clarify activities
  • Complete all requirements in a timely manner
  • Immediately discuss concerns or questions with your Program Manager/Director
what are the deadlines
What are the deadlines?
  • Must submit the Learning Contract before attainment of 100 or 50 hours of work depending upon your particular requirement
  • Register for CGH 306 in the semester you anticipate completing the requirement
  • Submit Application for Poster Presentation Form to the Program Manager at least 1 week prior to the event
  • To receive a final grade, you must submit all deliverables before the end of the term, as outlined in the course syllabus
how is the grade determined
How is the grade determined?
  • Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
    • Satisfactory performance:
      • Completion of hour requirement
      • Accomplishment of project objectives & student competencies
      • Reflective insights about experience & relevance of previous coursework
      • Preceptor’s recommended evaluation of student’s progress
      • Acceptable poster presentation
    • Unsatisfactory performance
      • Insufficient documentation of items above
    • Program Director will provide guidance if performance is unsatisfactory
additional information
Additional Information
  • For more information, please refer to the MPH Supervised Field Training Handbook and forms available at:
  • http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6152.asp
  • Contact MPH Program Administration
    • Maggie Hawkins: 909.607.7292
    • Darleen Peterson at 909.607.6729
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