Public health practice is an integral part of the MPH degree. The practicum is a full-time hands-on experience in a public health work setting. It provides the opportunity for students to integrate and synthesize public health philosophy, theory and practice through application and critical assessment. Students contribute to a community or organization's capacity to critically assess public health issues, and design, implement and evaluate strategic initiatives, while at the same time gaining confidence and skills as public health professionals. Normally, the final course of the MPH degree. Prerequisites: SPH 530, 535, 536, 541, 546, 547, and Specialization Required Courses.