Erin Wright

ATS Associate Lecturer, School of Public Health
Directory

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

SPH 541B - Public Health Practice & Professional Skills I

★ 1 (fi 4)(VAR, 2-0-0)

Building on foundational concepts, knowledge, and skills introduced in pre and corequisite courses and continuing with problem-based learning, students work in teams to address challenging public health scenarios. The course emphasizes qualities and skills for effective team work essential in public health practice, including critical thinking, self-awareness, reflection and reflexivity, collaboration, and deliberation. Implications of normative, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to effective teamwork are introduced to shape principles to guide effective practice. Students practice skills required for conceptualizing and assessing public health problems and planning interventions, including systems thinking, using evidence, assessing stakeholders and community members, anticipating and transforming conflict, applying ethical principles, and communicating effectively. SPH 541 is a required course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health. Prerequisites: SPH 530, SPH 536. Corequisites: SPH 535, SPH 537, SPH 562, SPH 563, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE C1 (19020)

2024-01-08 - 2024-02-09
M 09:00 - 11:50 (ECHA 2-420)



SPH 546 - Public Health Practice & Professional Skills II

★ 2 (fi 4)(VAR, 2-0-0)

Building on SPH 541- Public Health Practice and Professional Skills I, students continue to practice and strengthen professional competencies through working in teams to address complex public health scenarios. This course highlights the action implementation and evaluation phases of the assessment-planning-action-evaluation cycle, and emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed in inter/intra-organizational teamwork and collaboration, including: assessment of the implementation context - such as the political climate and political will - ethics and values in decision-making, financing of health initiatives in the Canadian context, budget cycles and accountability, economic evaluation and resource allocation considerations, and governance. Teams continue to build stakeholder assessment skills - who needs to be at the table and their roles and responsibilities and accountabilities; and project management skills - scoping the work, developing a resource plan, including budget, work plan, and evaluation plan, and developing an advocacy briefing note in support of their proposed initiative. Particular attention is given to the implications for, and impacts of, policy making on, Indigenous people and other equity seeking groups. SPH 546 is a required course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health. Prerequisites: SPH 530, SPH 535, SPH 536, SPH 541, SPH 562. Corequisite: SPH 537, SPH 563, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE B1 (17184)

2024-02-12 - 2024-04-12
M 09:00 - 11:50 (ECHA 1-420)

Spring Term 2024 (1870)

SPH 547 - Public Health Practice Project

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Building on Public Health Practice & Professional Skills I & II, students continue to practice and strengthen professional competencies by working in teams assigned to external partner organizations to address a complex public health challenge. Organizations' priority projects may emphasize any stage of the assessment-planning-action-evaluation cycle. This course emphasizes professional skills - effective teamwork, reflection and peer assessment, oral and written communication; and project management including terms of engagement, a project charter and work plan, and high-quality deliverables. SPH 547 is a required course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health. Pre-requisites: SPH 530, SPH 535, SPH 536, SPH 537, SPH 541, SPH 546, SPH 562, SPH 563, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE 800 (31043)

2024-05-01 - 2024-06-30
M 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)