IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93ZH770 — PUBLIC HEALTH / PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Description:

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) offers a unique experience in the principles and practices of preventive medicine and public health at the state level. Students interested in the field of public health have to opportunity to work on an individual project. Students must agree with course supervisor on the objectives of their project in advance. Students may expect to study Indiana data and high-priority public health problems including infectious diseases, food-borne disease outbreaks, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, child or adult immunization, injury, and chronic disease. A paper with bibliography and a 30 minute presentation will be expected at the end of the elective.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Casey Kinderman (ophpm@isdh.in.gov)

Director: Joan Duwve, M.D., M.P.H.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Indiana State Department of Health (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Experience firsthand and gain insight into Indiana state and county public health structure and function (PC1)
  • 2) Research and study a public health problem and make recommendations for policy based on public health principles and data (PBLI1)

Assessment

  • Research Evaluation Form; (Observation, by course supervisor, of student participation in project planning, final presentation and project report).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: N/A (Independent study with final presentation and report of results. Planning meetings prior to beginning.)

Time Distribution: 90% Research, 10% Faculty discussion

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. DETAILS OF THE ELECTIVE MUST BE SPECIALLY ARRANGED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, OPHPM@ISDH.IN.GOV

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Students will work with Public Health Officials, Epidemiologists, and Program Administrators.

Service Learning Included: None