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Master of Public Health Program Internship Handbook
2010-2011

University of Missouri

Master of Public Health Program University of Missouri 

802 Lewis Hall Columbia, MO 65211 PHONE (573) 884‐6844 FAX (573) 884‐4132 http://publichealth.missouri.edu

To Whom It May Concern:

The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Missouri trains practitioners, teachers, researchers, and administrators to plan, implement, and evaluate programs aimed at enhancing health in human populations through organized effort on the local, state, and national level. Internships for MPH students fulfill a critical need for their public health experience and help build our community, state, and nation’s public health workforce. The following information is designed to guide and provide accountability for preceptors and interns in the University of Missouri Master of Public Health Internship program. Thank you for agreeing to work with the Master of Public Health Program to help provide experience for our graduate students. We appreciate your input into planning experiences and your feedback about students’ progress.

Sincerely,

Kristofer J. Hagglund, PhD, ABPP Director, Master of Public Health Program Tel: (573) 884-7050 Fax: (573) 884-4132 Email: HagglundK@health.missouri.edu

University of Missouri Master of Public Health Program

2010-2011 MPH Internship Procedures

University of Missouri Master of Public Health Program Internship

Table of Contents

Mission Statement…………………………………………………………………… Policy for Pre-requisites…………………………………………………………….. Student Checklist……………………………………………………………………. Sample Schedule…………………………………………………………………….. Preceptor Expectations…………………………………………………………….. Project Selection……………………………………………………………………… Student Expectations……………………………………………………………….. Faculty Advisor Expectations……………………………………………………… Internship Agreement……………………………………………………………….. Internship Statement of Purpose…………………………………………………. Internship Progress Report………………………………………………………… Preceptor Final Internship Evaluation………………………………………….. Student Final Internship Evaluation……………………………………………. Guidelines for Final Paper………………………………………………………….

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Appendices
Appendix Appendix Appendix Appendix Appendix Appendix 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: Competencies to Be Used for Internship Learning Objectives Self-assessment of Experience/Competency………………….. Student Internship Interest Form……………………………….. Internship Description Form……………………………………… Field Practicum Agreement……………………………………….. Log of Hours………………………………………………………….. 15 17 19 20 21 23

University of Missouri Master of Public Health Program

2010-2011 MPH Internship Procedures

Mission Statement
The mission of the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Missouri is to advance the well-being and quality of life of the citizens of Missouri and beyond through excellence in teaching, discovery, and service in public health. To harness the unique strengths of the University of Missouri in rural health, veterinary medicine, and policy analysis and development in addressing the needs of underserved populations and preparing public health leaders on the local, state, and national levels.

Statement of Values
The underlying values of the University of Missouri Master of Public Health Program include a strong commitment to creating a learning environment where evidence-based decision-making and bestpractices are focused on enhancing the common good. The core values of the University of Missouri (Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence) intersect with key public health values informing the program in several important ways: 1) Respect for the diversity of our students and for the communities they will serve, including an understanding of issues involving equity and the special needs of vulnerable populations, 2) The Responsibility of the academy to bring rigor and excellence to the training of both future and currently practicing public...
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