Week 8 Written Assignment – Summary and Reflection
Summarize and reflect on what you have learned and how you have or have not acquired the 13 MPH Foundational Competencies in this course. Provide examples from the work you have done in this course as evidence. Discuss how this course has or has not helped prepare you as a public health professional. As a current or future public health professional, describe how you see yourself exercising effective leadership, including fostering collaboration, guiding decision making and motivating others
600-1,000 wordsDouble-space, 12 pt font. Cite references in APA Style
General Grading Rubric for Written Assignments (for assignments without a specific rubric)
Each written assignment will be evaluated in the following manner:
- 10% for proper use of grammar and spelling. Students should aim for having perfect spelling and grammar.
- 30% for organization. The paper should have a logical organization for the concepts and arguments presented. There should be a thesis statement or several statements outlining the goals of the paper and the achievement of these goals should be apparent throughout the final text.
- 10% for APA format. Please use this format for the title page, citations and reference lists. Contact the Benedictine University’s Student Success Center for writing assistance.
- 50% for content and clarity. The content of the paper should be clear and it should be apparent to the reader that the questions posed or the defined task has been undertaken as described by the original instructions. It should also be clear that students utilized the information referenced from the sources cited and the textbook readings. Vague and generalized statements should be avoided.
|MPH Foundational Competencies||Assignment (A) and Discussion(D)||Assessment(maximum points)|
|1. Explain public health history, philosophy and values||# 1 A# 1 D||1010|
|2. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue||# 2 A# 2 D||1010|
|3. Explain the organization and structure of US health care and public health systems, including access, financing and quality4. Compare health care and public health systems across global settings||# 3 A# 3 D||2010|
|5. Explain policy-making processes, including the role of stakeholders and public and private entities in public health and other related sectors||# 4 A# 4 D||1010|
|6. Identify the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services7. Write technical or professional papers on public health issues||# 5 A# 5 D||2010|
|8. Plan a population-based project, program or intervention, including defining populations, assessing and prioritizing their needs and selecting appropriate frameworks||# 6 A# 6 D||2010|
|9. Explain the role of a public health professional to various audiences, stakeholders and other professionals10. Explain roles and responsibilities of professionals whose work impacts public health and the relationships among professions||# 7 A# 7 D||1010|
|11. Describe principles of effective leadership, including fostering collaboration, guiding decision making and motivating others12. Explain effects of environmental factors on human health13. Explain the impact of globalization and the global burden of disease||# 8 A# 8 D||2010|