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ERIC Number: ED504790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education
Riegelman, Richard K.; Albertine, Susan
Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ1)
This curriculum guide serves to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. The approach outlined in these recommendations focuses on the development of three core courses, each of which is designed to fulfill general education requirements. All three of the courses could be taken as part of general education and could form the core curriculum for a minor in public health. The three courses that are outlined in detail in these recommendations are: (1) Public Health 101: An introductory overview course designed to fulfill a social science requirement, perhaps integrated into the humanities, advancing both intellectual and practical skills and embracing civic learning and application; (2) Epidemiology 101: An introductory course illustrating the scientific method and designed to fulfill a science requirement, including the option for an "epidemiology laboratory," integrating such skills as quantitative thinking, inquiry and analysis, and teamwork; and (3) Global Health 101: An introductory course focused on applying public health principles in developing as well as developed countries, designed to fulfill a global studies integrative requirement, perhaps incorporating service and research. Public health practitioners as well as faculty from clinical disciplines that apply public health principles, such as nursing, may be eager to collaborate in order to expose students to the world of public health practice. These recommendations were developed as part of the Faculty Development Program of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), funded through the APTR-CDC Cooperative Agreement. The recommendations are not official recommendations of APTR or AAC&U. (Contains 2 boxes, showing the LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) essential learning outcomes and the generic structure for a minor in Public Health.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities