253933 Undergraduate Public Health Learning Outcomes: Toward an Educated Citizenry in the 21st Century

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:50 AM

Connie Evashwick, ScD, FACHE , Senior Director of Academic Programs, Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington, DC
Carleen H. Stoskopf, ScD , Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
A growing number of institutions have been seeking guidance on the optimal format and content of undergraduate education in public health, especially at universities without accredited schools of public health or accredited programs. The rising interest comes from the Institute of Medicine's recommendation for an educated citizenry, based on access to public health education by all undergraduates, and a number of key trends and issues in the field. In July 2011, the Association of Schools of Public Health, in collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Model Version 1.0, a learning outcomes model designed to facilitate the introduction of public health for undergraduate students in two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate the four domains for as necessary and sufficient for all undergraduates to be prepared in public health. 2. Identify at least 3 of the learning outcomes that are relevant to entry-level competencies for health education specialists.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Professional position with ASPH
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.