Session: Undergraduate Education in Schools of Public Health
4093.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Undergraduate Education in Schools of Public Health
A panel on undergraduate public health education will examine the history, current status and future of undergraduate education in public health offered through School of Public Health and their implications for the future public health workforce. Richard Riegelman will present an overview of the national forces that are encouraging undergraduate public health education including the renewed national interest in public health, changes in medical school admissions policy, the interdisciplinary orientation of undergraduate education and the market demand for undergraduate training in public health. Nancy Alfred Persily will discuss common national issues including accreditation, articulation issues, recruitment and marketing issues and will review the current and possible future role for the Association of Schools of Public Health. Other panelists will represent Johns Hopkins University (James Goodyear), George Washington University (Joel Teitelbaum) and Boston University (Arthur Culbert) which have developed a diversity of approaches to undergraduate education. Each panelist will discuss the undergraduate programs offered by their institution including the philosophy, history, structure, administration, and future plans. Controversial issues such as the goals of undergraduate education, the recruitment of high school students directly into undergraduate degree programs and the role of accreditation will be discussed. There will also be interaction between panel members and questions and comments from the audience.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the forces at work encouraging the growth of undergraduate degree programs in Schools of Public Health 2. Understand the spectrum of philosophies and goals underlying undergraduate programs offered through Schools of Public Health 3. Understand the differences in administrative structured for offering undergraduate degree programs and the implications of these administrative differences. 4. Understand current and potential roles of the Association of Schools of Public Health and the Council on Education for Public Health in the development of undergraduate programs in Schools of Public Health
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12:30 PMWithdrawn -- Undergraduate Education in Schools of Public Health
Richard Riegelman, MD, PhD, James D. Goodyear, PhD, Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM, Arthur Culbert, PhD, Nancy Alfred Persily, MPH
12:45 PMWhy Undergraduate Public Health Education
Richard Riegelman, MD, PhD
1:00 PMUndergraduate Public Health Studies at Johns Hopkins
James D. Goodyear, PhD
1:15 PMUndergraduate Public Health Major at The George Washington University
Richard Riegelman, MD, PhD
1:30 PMUndergraduate Public Health Education at Boston University
Arthur Culbert, PhD
1:45 PMUndergraduate Public Health Education- National Issues
Nancy Alfred Persily, MPH
Organized by:Academic Public Health Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA