Public Health Day presentations of special projects are completed by students in PHC 6940: Master of Public Health Capstone. The presentation and written report constitutes the culminating experience in the MPH program. These reports are graded by the faculty advisor, with input from one additional faculty member who assesses the presentation.
Public Health Day Dates
Spring 2022: March 30
Click here for the password-protected master list of Public Health Day Presentations for Fall 2021. Please contact Emma Hunniford or Amanda Kastner for the password.
Students are required to prepare abstracts of their reports before the presentation. Your abstract serves as a short summary of your project and should make the reader want to learn more about the project. Abstracts should follow these guidelines:
- An abstract is less than 10% of the length of the written report
- Note key facts in each category: issue/problem, methods, rsults, implications
- Avoid a statement of scope; a sentence like “this paper will look at…”
- Be sure to omit or condense lengthy examples, tables, and other supporting detail
- Think of the abstract itself as a mini-essay
- Be sure that the abstract is complete, accurate, and written in the same voice as the paper.
- Abstracts should be submitted with your PowerPoint/poster presentation 48 hours before your Public Health Day presentation (see the PHC 6940 Canvas site for specific deadlines.
Currently, Public Health Day is done in a completely online format. Students will do either a poster or oral presentation over Zoom. A return to an in-person Public Health Day for campus students is dependent upon COVID-19 restrictions.
Virtual Oral Presentation
Specific times for each presentation are posted before Public Health Day. Typically, each student is allocated 20 minutes for their presentation: 15 minutes for the formal presentation, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. Specific content required for oral presentations is specified in the PHC 6940 syllabus along with criteria for assessment of presentation style.
Virtual Poster Presentation
Specific times for each presentation are posted before Public Health Day. Typically, each student is allocated 20 minutes for their presentation. In the poster presentation format, students will have the full 20 minutes to present, with the faculty panel able to ask questions during the presentation. Specific content required for poster presentations is specified in the PHC 6940 syllabus along with criteria for assessment of presentation style.
Please click here for an archive of previous abstracts submitted for the college’s Public Health Day.