The Practicum

All students must complete a 200 contact-hour practicum, where they demonstrate skills related to public health and veterinary medicine. Students have the option of presenting orally to a committee or a poster presentation (spring/fall semesters only). Practicum projects have included:

  • Bioterrorism Awareness Education Program Survey
  • Agricultural Disaster Preparedness in Iowa
  • Knowledge and Beliefs of Haitian Livestock Owners Regarding Anthrax
  • Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Disability among Iowa Dairy Producers
  • Aedes aegypti Surveillance in Iquitos, Peru
  • Salmonella Surveillance in Botswana, Africa
  • Understanding and Influencing Perceptions of Diagnostic and Control Methods for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
  • Cross-Sectional Pilot Study to Identify Prevalence of Zoonotic Influenza Among Swine Confinement Workers in Iowa
  • Avian Influenza Preparedness in Iowa
  • “Get In the Groove” 2005 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference: The Development and Delivery of an Educational Awareness Program on the Topic of Veterinary Public Health for Iowa 4-H Youth
  • Animal Bite Injuries and Veterinary Professionals
  • Utilizing the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System for Tracking Latent TB Infection in Nebraska
  • Assessment of Public Health Issues Regarding Protection of Confidentiality during Dissemination of Data on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Analysis of Mosquito Surveillance and Control Efforts in Iowa
  • The Effects of Antibiotic Free Swine Production on Presence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Carcasses
  • Development of a Cooperative Outreach Support Program for Agriculture Emergencies: Utilizing the Health Alert Network
  • Public Health Lessons Learned and Strategies Actualized Regarding Trypanosoma spp. Control in Fulani Herdsmen Cattle in Nigeria, Africa

For more information about practicum requirements, please visit:
www.public-health.uiowa.edu/the-practicum-experience