The MPH Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) @ Meharry
The Integrative Learning experience (ILE) is a culminating experience required for all MPH students at Meharry. It is an opportunity for students to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional public health practice. Faculty will utilize the ILE to assess whether students have mastered public health knowledge and whether the student can demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies.
Integrated learning means combining what you learn in the classroom, whether it is theory or technique, as a solution to real-world problems. There are numerous options for the ILE project. The specific details will be determined in partnership with the faculty supervisor. The ILE report documents all aspects of the project. MPH students will identify 5 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) competencies from the list of 22 MPH Foundational Competencies and discuss how the ILE project provided an opportunity to demonstrate mastery.
The ILE project planning and preparation activities span the final two semesters of the program, ending in completion of the Integrative Learning Experience course. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) affords public health programs wide latitude in how they meet this accreditation requirement.