Capstonepedia: A Web Resource for Master's Students in Public Health
Arlene Spark (Nutrition)
Students in the Master's in Public Health program must meet a capstone requirement, a culminating experience that allows students to synthesize and reflect upon experiences gained in the program. Dr. Arlene Spark re-conceptualized the capstone experience and developed a web site (Capstonepedia) and supporting materials to help students meet the new requirements. Capstonepedia contains materials that will help students:
- create a portfolio to track degree progress
- undertake a fieldwork experience
- meet the requirements for a capstone seminar course
- write a capstone essay
Capstonepedia is initially being developed for the Public Health Nutrition program using Hunter's content management system. The site will be used as a model for other programs in Urban Public Health (Community Health Education, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, and Public Health Nursing).