- HDFS 310 & 410
- HDFS 430
H310 is an introductory field experience in a health or health-related worksite. Graded P/N.
H310 now has two options, to either do a traditional 3 credit internship for the specified term, or to participate in a service-learning project with a community partner for the term, which is set up in advance by the Instructor. To compare the two options please view the H310 Option Document (docx)
The service-learning option will be set up in advance by the Instructor, and the community partner will change each term. Students selecting this option will not need to do anything prior to the term. Once the term starts, the Instructor will find times/days that work for students and the community partner to participate in a few Zoom meetings during the term. All of the course requirements will remain virtual to be consistent with the practicum option.
The practicum option will involve students securing a practicum site before the start of the term, and completing 45 hours during the term with the site, either remote, hybrid or on site, that agreement is between the student and the site. During the term, the student will submit the assignments detailed in the syllabus to Canvas. All of the course requirements will be virtual.
Electronic signatures are acceptable for the forms.
Week 1 of the Term:
Week 5 of the Term:
Week 8 of the Term
Week 11 of the Term:
Have a question? Be sure to look through the H310 FAQ first.
There is a site suggested list on the website, and many students also secure sites by networking, researching sites that match their interests, and from past job shadows.
Examples of sites include women's shelters, homeless shelters, food banks, non profit health organizations, hospitals, clinics, and long term care facilities.
You can choose either a remote, hybrid or in person practicum site. Hours that you can count include brief trainings/orientations, work on site projects, activities, and H310 assignments.
You need to have secured a site before the term if you are doing the practicum option. If you are doing the service learning option, nothing needs to be done before the term starts.
It is recommended to develop a plan as part of the agreement form, to ensure all hours are completed by Thursday of Dead Week.
Incompletes are only given in extreme emergencies.
To be able to pass the course, all hours, the agreement and evaluation forms from the syllabus, the health communication product, discussions and paper must completed by their designated due dates.
If the hours will not be able to achieved during the term, it is recommended to drop the course and register for an upcoming term.
H310 is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.
H310 is not offered in the Summer.
If you are registered for H310, you can start 2 weeks early, as long as you are officially registered, and start counting hours (up to 15 hours before term officially starts).
Once you are registered for H310, you will have access to Canvas, and you need to complete an Agreement Form and submit it in Canvas under Module 1 by Thursday of Week 1 of the term, complete a midway check-in form, the paper, discussion forums, a health communication product and submit the evaluation form in Canvas. If you are doing the service learning option, you need to also participate in Zoom meetings with the community partner.
Yes, you just need to discuss it with both sites, and complete the forms for all sites you do hours at and upload them into Canvas.
Yes, you can register for 3 credits in another term and can be taken up to 12 credits total. If you did the practicum option, you need to choose a new site, or new population and health issue if it is in the same site. If you did the service-learning option, the community partner changes each term.
Yes, if you email the Instructor a few weeks before the term you want to take it, you can find that information out.
No, there are no in class meetings. If you choose the service-learning option, there are required Zoom meetings, for both ECampus and regular course sections with the community partner that are scheduled with everyone's schedules once the term has started.
Yes, H310 is the perfect opportunity to try out to see if you would like to do your internship at that site.
A current job cannot also be counted for academic credit. If your job is at a public health related organization, you can talk with your supervisor to see if you can do projects and hours that are completely separate from your job to count for H310.