4075.0 Advancing Public Health: General Education and Experiential Learning for College Undergraduates

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Traditionally, the majority of public health education has rested at the graduate level where such is essential for many professional public health career paths. However, as an awareness of public health, what it includes, and its relative importance expands in the 21st century both domestically and globally, there is a critical need to make all citizens and particularly today’s undergraduates more educated in the basic core areas of public health. Moreover, as the existing public health workforce continues to age, it becomes imperative that undergraduates are offered a meaningful exposure to public health through interesting, challenging, and exciting opportunities that may stimulate their interest in pursuing it as a career and promote its value-driven mission. This panel discussion brings together public health professionals from academe at the graduate and undergraduate levels, active public health practitioners from the field and advocates, and public health leaders from APHA. They will share creative ideas about and innovative means through which public health education may become more visible and meaningful as a core component of a more widespread undergraduate endeavor involving both interesting courses aimed at broad student audiences and exciting and stimulating active student learning opportunities,
Marc D. Hiller, MPH, DrPH
Richard K. Riegelman, MD, PhD , Thomas Quade, MA, MPH and Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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