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PMB Graduate Programs Orientation: MPH Practicum & Independent Project 5 July 2011. Tomoko I. Hooper, MD, MPH Professor and Director, MPH Program Director, Graduate Research & Practicum Programs Deputy Director, Graduate Programs Department of Preventive Medicine & Biometrics. “ PIP ”.

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pmb graduate programs orientation mph practicum independent project 5 july 2011

PMB Graduate Programs Orientation:MPH Practicum & Independent Project5 July 2011

Tomoko I. Hooper, MD, MPH

Professor and Director, MPH Program

Director, Graduate Research & Practicum Programs

Deputy Director, Graduate Programs

Department of Preventive Medicine & Biometrics

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“PIP”
  • Practicum and Independent Project—two separate requirements for the MPH degree
    • Different requirements for the MTM&H, MSPH, and MHAP degree programs
  • Opportunities for application of newly acquired knowledge and skills
mph mtm h independent project
MPH/MTM&H Independent Project
  • Guided, sequential process for project development and implementation over three academic quarters
  • Weekly PIP seminars: PM0671 (Fall),

PM0672 (Winter), PM0673 (Spring)

    • Basic research methods
    • Compliance with institutional and federal regulations pertaining to research
      • On-line research ethics training—http://www.citiprogram.org
  • Co-Course Directors: Drs. Gibson and Hooper
independent project deliverables
Independent Project Deliverables
  • Fall Quarter (PM0671, 1 credit P/F)
    • Documentation of CITI training
    • Draft research question
  • Winter Quarter (PM0672, 1 credit P/F)
    • Office of Research (REA) forms and proposal
  • Spring Quarter (PM0673, 1 credit P/F)
    • Notice of project approval (REA) and IRB approval for human subjects research
  • Summer (PM0674, 3 credits graded)
    • Oral presentation and written report
mph practicum
MPH Practicum
  • Planned, supervised, evaluated activity
    • Proposal with learning objectives
    • In specific cases, requirement for interagency MOU
    • Total of 108 hours (PM0670, 3 credits P/F)
    • Written report and two evaluation forms
  • “Practicum & Project Fairs” and/or in-class speakers during Fall Quarter
end of year capstone events
End of Year Capstone Events
  • Poster presentation at USU Research Week
  • Project oral presentations over two days
    • Scoring by 5-member faculty panel
    • CAPT Richard Hooper Memorial Award
  • Project written report evaluation
    • Primary project mentor
    • Secondary review by PMB faculty member
keys to success
Keys to Success
  • Start early—make appointment to see me or Dr. Gibson
  • Consult your academic advisor and other faculty members with expertise in your area of research interest
  • Keep to timeline for project milestones
  • Take advantage of peer review
  • For experienced researchers, think of public health perspective
  • Aim for peer-reviewed publication
other pmb masters programs
Other PMB Masters Programs
  • MTM&H (restricted to physicians)
    • Overseas experience (PM0563, Clinical Tropical Medicine) satisfies the practicum requirement
  • MSPH
    • Two-year, thesis-based program
    • Field experience (PM0942, Directed Rotations)
  • MHAP
    • Two-year program with full-year placement at outside agency
questions
Questions?
  • Looking forward to meeting and working with each one of you!
    • Strongly encourage you to make an appointment by email to discuss project areas of interest during the Pre-Fall session
    • First day of PM0671 (Monday, 22 August 2011)
  • Contact information
    • Office: Rm A1040G (Hooper) and A1040H (Gibson)
    • Phone: 301-295-1975 (Hooper) and 295-0305 (Gibson)
    • Email: thooper@usuhs.mil and roger.gibson@usuhs.mil