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Undergraduate Public Health Capstone Course: Teaching Evidence-Based Public Health

Undergraduate Public Health Capstone Course: Teaching Evidence-Based Public Health

“Student success was evident to the instructors in the quality of the products created and in the majority of student attitudes and level of course satisfaction...With individualized instructor feedback and completion of all the learning exercises, the final products showed comprehension and skill development...Student surveys from 7 years of course delivery showed the following self-reported learning and skill development: Scientific writing ability, Familiarity with data presentation, Understanding of research tools, Clarification of exposure/outcome relationships, Differentiation between issue associations and singular topic descriptions, Knowledge of independent/dependent variable, and Identification of appropriate peer-reviewed sources.” (p.4)

Fitzpatrick, V. E., Mayer, C., & Sherman, B. R. (2016). Undergraduate Public Health Capstone Course: Teaching Evidence-Based Public Health. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 1-9. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00070

Resource Theme(s): Development of professional and transitional skills in the context of a capstone course, Student skill developments

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