4078.0 Innovations in global health education

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
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 public health education.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of developing global health core competencies for masters-level students. Formulate a strategic plan for innovative global health education. Describe the framework of a Global Health course in the two-year and four-year curricula. Identify a critical and unmet area of global health education: human rights. Describe how the Democratic Republic of the Congo was used to explore the scholarship of application and integration by focusing on the intersection of health and human rights in several iterations of graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on global health issues.

Welcoming Remarks
10:32 AM
A core competency model for masters-level students in global health
Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, MPH, Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, CPH, Dorothy Biberman, MPH, Judith G. Calhoun, PhD, MBA, MA and Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: International Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)