To determine whether a project focusing on improvement of a specific organizational challenge will meet Capella University’s doctoral capstone project requirements, you’ll need to know your program’s requirements. As mentioned earlier in this course, familiarize yourself with the NHS Doctoral Capstone Project Handbook [PDF] and other materials for your program.
Beyond a basic understanding of what is required for approval of a practicum site and preceptor, it’s important to delve deeper into Capella University’s expectations and requirements for all aspects of a doctoral capstone project.
Address the following questions to evaluate each of the three organizational challenges you identified in Week 3 as possible opportunities for a doctoral capstone project:
How will the application of existing knowledge mitigate the negative effect of the organizational challenge and make contributions to your field (public health or health administration)?
How would focusing on mitigating the negative effect of the organizational challenge align with the criteria for a successful and approvable DHA or DrPH capstone project?
How would a potential project focused on mitigating the negative effect of the organizational challenge align with your program and specialization?
In what other ways would a project focused on mitigating the negative effect of the organizational challenge meet, or not meet, university criteria?
Read and respond to your colleagues’ posts. Try to comment on those that have had few or no responses thus far. In preparing your response, address the following points:
Based on your review of your colleagues’ posts and your knowledge of Capella University’s criteria for an approvable capstone project, which one of your colleagues’ organizational challenges best fits Capella University criteria?
In what other ways would a project focused on mitigating the negative effect of each of your colleagues’ organizational challenges meet or not meet Capella University criteria?