Student Life Students at the Department of Maternal and Child Health enjoy ongoing interaction with professors and experts in the MCH field due to small class sizes and an informal, collegial environment - where relationships are a valued component of academics.
A unique attribute of this department is the supportive environment created, sustained and enjoyed by all. MCH classes are primarily being conducted in the recently renovated Rosenau Hall and the Michael Hooker Research Center. These buildings in the School of Public Health complex offer state-of-the-art classrooms and a comfortable atmosphere for individual and group learning.
Graduate studies for MCH students extend beyond the classroom to leading MCH agencies, both domestic and international. Given the close proximity of many of these agencies, it's no wonder that many of our students decide to stay in the area to further their studies and careers.
Field Practicum The master's field practicum consists of individualized, experiential learning that provides students with opportunities to continue to progress in achievement of competencies and to apply their academic training to a Department-approved field site. The MCH Department has a long and successful history of placing students in health related agencies and organizations all over the world for internships that have engaged them in activities such as program assessment, monitoring and evaluation, literature reviews, community planning and program development, focus group work, research, survey development and dissemination, advocacy activities, policy analysis, and direct patient care. [Read more]
Second-year master's students eagerly discussed their summer practicuum experiences with faculty, staff and fellow students during the recent "2012 Reflections from the Field" event held in the Armfield Atrium Michael Hooker Research Center.
Sharing what they learned and how they contributed to the MCH field, students utilized posters, artifacts, printed material, photos and computer presentations to augment their conversations. Several students with international placements wore local dress from the areas in which they worked.
Placements represented local, state, regional, national and international sites.
Students conclude Program Assessment course with poster session presentations
Students in MHCH 712, Program Assessment in MCH, presented their work in a poster session at the conclusion of the semester. This seminar offers
students the opportunity to explore a selected MCH practice topic. Using a request from a local health agency, student learn how to provide consultation about a selected program activity in child health, women's health and global health. Student teams make site visits, collect and analyze program data, prepare reports, conduct literature reviews, prepare a written report with recommendations and make an oral presentation to the agency staff, MCH faculty and students.[Read more]
|Last updated August 16, 2013|