Student Toolkit

MPH Curriculum

Course requirements for Epidemiology majors (Word doc)

Course requirements for Health Services majors

Choosing an Introductory Epidemiology Course: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Graduate-level coursework on women's, adolescent, and children's health at the University of Washington (PDF)

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MPH Thesis

Department of Health Services guidelines for completing the MPH thesis Detailed information for health services students for planning, conducting, and submitting the master's thesis. Includes discussion of the standards for acceptable theses, the roles and responsibilities of the committee members and the student, and guidelines and timeline.

Department of Epidemiology Master's Thesis Proposal Instructions(PDF) and Thesis Development and Writing Guidelines These documents provide detailed information to epidemiology students for planning, conducting, and submitting the master's thesis. Includes discussion of the standards for acceptable theses, the roles and responsibilities of the committee members and the student, and guidelines and timeline.

Progress plan for epidemiology students. Fill out this form and send a copy to the epidemiology program office and the MCH Program's fiscal specialist, Meena Chopra.

MPH thesis plan for health services students. Fill out this form, have it signed by your committee members, and send a copy to the Health Services Graduate Program Coordinator and the MCH Program's fiscal specialist, Meena Chopra.

List of program thesis titles 2000-2015 (PDF)

MCH Program policy: support of student research expenses from training grant funds (PDF)

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MPH Practicum

UW School of Public Health MPH Practicum

Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (formerly Graduate Student Internship Program), Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center

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MCH Certificate

Checklist of certificate requirements (PDF)

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MCH Capstone Project/Poster Presentation

Capstone Project Description for Certificate Students

Guidelines for Posters

Size: 30 inches wide x 20 inches tall
Paper: Semi-gloss, do not mount it - we have poster boards for you
Heading: project title, your name and affiliations
Sections:

  • MCH Concern: Introduce the concern or problem in terms of scope, severity, or trend
  • Approach: Describe the data and method you've identified to address the concern
  • Findings: Provide results and at least 1 figure/table
  • Implications: describe the implications for MCH policy or services in the U.S.

Templates and Printing

You can use our PowerPoint templates below and submit them to UW Posters or any commercial printer. The MPH Practicum Program has instructions for creating a poster using Microsoft PowerPoint. Our Research Festival page has links to last year's posters.

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MCH Research Festival

MCH Research Festival guidelines (PDF) for formatting abstracts and presenting thesis projects.

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MCH Leadership Competencies

MCH Leaders: A Self Assessment

Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies, version 3.0

MCH Navigator

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Nation-Wide Awards Related to Maternal and Child Health

APHA MCH Section Fellow Section fellows serve for a one-year term and are matched with a mentor who is serving a leadership role in the MCH Section. Deadline for nominations is in the spring, with fellowships beginning in October.

AMCHP Emerging MCH Leadership Scholarship Deadline for nominations is early November for the following year's conference.

Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP) offers a 12-week project at a state or local health department. Interns are paid a stipend for the summer and are required to submit a final report. Applications open in January with a deadline in February. Projects begin in May, June, and July.

Epi Scholars Program offers a 10-week summer internships in applied epidemiology research to highly qualified public health masters and doctoral level students. The Epi Scholars Program is partially funded by the de Beaumont Foundation and provides internships at Public Health- Seattle and King County and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Deadline for applications is in February.

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Written and Oral Presentation Skills

Preparing a Successful Manuscript: Research Writing Advice. Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, this webinar covers how to prepare a manuscript for publication, organization and key elements of a research paper for both quantitative and qualitative research, and submission process. Presenters are: Donna Peterson, Editor-in-Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Journal, and James M. Perrin, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Founding Editor, Academic (Ambulatory) Pediatrics.

Writing Policy Briefs: A Guide to Translating Science and Engaging Stakeholders The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, Johns Hopkins University

Using Slides Effectively in Communications. Nancy Duarte, Duarte Design.
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice's archive of Nancy Duarte's January 2009 presentation, with links to additional materials.

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