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University of Washington School of Public Health

Student Written Assignment and Power Point Poster

All students must complete a written assignment and poster at the end of the practicum. The purpose of the assignment is to have the student reflect on the practice experience. This is an opportunity for the student to describe what was done, what was learned, and to place the experiences within the context of the organization, the community and the MPH program. The student should think creatively about his/her contribution to the profession and the professional value of the placement.

The paper, poster and all other practicum documentation should be submitted to the MPH Practicum Drop Box. The paper and the poster must be submitted before the last day of classes during the quarter you have registered for your practicum credits. Students wishing to have their posters printed must submit their poster to the MPH Practicum Reception site, during the “Call for Posters” period. The date for this event changes annually, as the does the address for the site, so students should check their emails for the announcement. We will happily print your poster for you but it needs to be submitted through our site and not submitted directly to UW Posters.


Content Guidelines

Your poster should contain the following heading areas and be submitted with the faculty signature cover page available below:

  • Author/Title/Affiliation
  • Introduction/Background
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results/Findings/Conclusions
  • Funding Source

You may use optional headings if you think it will help your presentation.
Descriptions of required headings and optional headings

Laying out your poster

Sample Poster One (pdf)   Sample Poster Two (pdf)
note these examples are provided as a sample of good design, you do not need to follow the layout exactly in your own poster

Written Assignment

The written assignment consists of 4 sections and should also be submitted with the faculty signature cover page available below:

  • Abstract
  • Profile of the agency
  • Project description
  • Self-evaluation of MPH practicum experience