HSERV 481: Issues in Public Health
The purpose of this course was to introduce public health students to contemporary issues in public health. My favorite aspect of the course was learning how to write a policy brief. The policy brief recommends a policy intervention to some kind of agency that has a stake in the public health issue of interest. It is a real-life skill that I can see myself using in the future.
The major project of the course was a group project about a specific public health issue. The issue my group chose was high school graduation rates and their impact on an individual's quality of life. We presented the problem, and recommendations for moving forward.