4342.0 Innovations in Global Health Education

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Academic Public Health Caucus is a platform for APHA members to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding academic public health, such as academic public health practice. Specifically, the caucus provides a forum to showcase and learn about innovations in education, training, and academic research not only from public health academicians, but also from practitioners within public health institutions (i.e., federal, state, regional, local, private sector or non-profit organizations or personnel) that administer or participate in Academic/Practice partnerships. Academic/Practice partnerships include, but are not limited to, inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborations to promote health and prevent disease and injury among populations. This session will focus on innovations in global health education.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of developing global health core competencies for masters-level students. List advantages to distance-based training over classroom instruction. Describe the process for planning and developing a distance education global health program for healthcare professionals. Differentiate between study abroad and international service learning. Describe service learning as a pedagogical tool in public health education.

Development of core competencies for masters students in global health
Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, MPH, Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, CPH, Judith G. Calhoun, PhD, MBA, MA and Dorothy Biberman, MPH
Welcoming Remarks
Pilot testing distance-based training products among Central American FETP trainees
Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH, Celisa Steele, MA, Senia Espinosa, MPH, Gloria Suarez-Rangel, MD, Anaite Diaz-Artiga, MPH, Augusto Lopez, MD, MPH, Victor Caceres, MD, MPH CAPT, USPHS and Denise Traicoff, BA
Development of an online global health certificate for healthcare professionals
Rohit Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, Hollie Pavlica, DrPH, MSW and Gretchen Van Vliet, MPH
An international health service learning program: Impact Belize
Ritchie D. Taylor, PhD, Bernie Strenecky, PhD, Daniel Carter, DMD, Jordan Elizabeth Norris, BS, MPH, Molly Elizabeth Calico, BA, MPH, Dawn Garrett-Wright, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, Eve Main, BSN, MSN, Bonnie Petty, RDH, Molly Kerby, PhD, Rasmi Nair, MBBS and Becky Tabor, RDH

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, International Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)