HTH 209 - Practicum for CHWs
This 3-credit class offers students an opportunity to learn in a work setting while obtaining practical experience in community health work (CHW). Students will contract for a minimum of 125 hours at an internship placement and participate in a weekly seminar to discuss their fieldwork and apply academic theory to practice. Students will work in settings that familiarize them with concrete examples of the core competencies of CHWs studied in HTH 124 and in class through readings and discussions. Students will also gain an understanding of industry and organizational structures, cultures, and ethics, and will strengthen their critical thinking, research, and problem solving skills. They will keep logs of their activities and complete other written assignments for class. Students will be able to apply these hours towards the required hours of work experience for state certification as a CHW. Students may be responsible for additional course fees associated with CORI/SORI and drug testing.
Prerequisite(s): HTH 124 with a grade of C or better; Students are required to meet with CHW Program Coordinator during the semester prior to enrolling in the course in order to secure a practicum placement.
Additional Course Fee: $70 Drug Testing, $50 Course Equipment and Materials, $15 Malpractice Insurance. All fees are subject to change.
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