Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Public Health – Practicum Opportunities for Fall 2023

Our practicum opportunities for Public Health graduates for Fall 2023 are listed below.

Achieving Health Equity for Disabled Adolescents

Problem:  Adolescents living with a disability in the U.S. have diverse healthcare needs, especially when it comes to managing chronic health conditions. There are multiple programs for disabled children, but benefits change when the child turns 18 – what if the parents haven’t prepared their adolescent for life after childhood? What about the young adult that has physical limitations yet wants to pursue post-secondary education or a vocational program? Is there a gaping hole in services for the disabled adolescent or barriers that are preventing these young adults from achieving their full potential in life? (See more)

Improving antenatal care to prevent adverse outcomes from pregnancy in Uganda

Problem:  “Adverse pregnancy outcomes …. are the major cause of neonatal morbidity, mortality and long term physical and psychological problems…”[1]

There are multiple studies on adverse pregnancy outcomes, but do any of these reports consider the number of infants born with birth defects that could have been prevented if the mother had followed better antenatal care? (read more)

Reducing Cervical Cancer in Uganda with Education

Problem:  Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Uganda’s women, yet is entirely preventable due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. New cases of cervical cancer as of last year were 6,413, and the number of deaths stood at 4,301.[1]  HPV is the primary risk factor for developing cervical cancer and unfortunately, is prevalent in about 34% of Uganda women of reproductive age.  Almost 80 per cent of the patients coming to the cancer institute in Kampala have advanced stage cancer thus limiting the possibilities of survival. (read more)

[1]; 10/02/2019.