Student Toolkit

MPH Curriculum

Sample 2-year curriculum for epidemiology majors (PDF)

Sample 2-year curriculum for health services majors (PDF)

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 program guidelines, including guidelines for Master's thesis (PDF) Detailed information for 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, 2000-2014 (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

Description of capstone project

Guidelines for capstone posters (PDF)

Capstone poster template for research (PPT)

Capstone poster template for non-research (PPT)

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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

Competencies for MCH Leaders: A Self Assessment (PDF)

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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