ERIC Number: EJ988946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion
Barnes, Michael D.; Wykoff, Randy; King, Laura Rasar; Petersen, Donna J.
Health Education & Behavior, v39 n6 p719-724 Dec 2012
The article provides an overview of efforts to improve public health and health education training and on the potential use of Critical Component Elements (CCEs) for undergraduate health education programs toward more consistent quality assurance across programs. Considered in the context of the Galway Consensus Conference, the authors discuss the need for consistency in health education and public health quality assurance and curricular development. They discuss emerging quality assurance trends in relation to newly approved CCEs by the Association of Schools of Public Health after being developed by the Framing the Future Task Force: The Second 100 Years for Public Health. The CCE development process is discussed including its consideration as a tool program, which can be used to develop or refine undergraduate health education professional preparation programs. The authors suggest that CCEs should be "cross-walked" against existing health education undergraduate-level competencies. The authors conclude that CCEs may serve the long-term health education goal of accreditation for undergraduate health education and promote the tradition of strong undergraduate health education within a broader framework of public health and health promotion.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Quality Control, Health Education, Public Health, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Accreditation (Institutions), Guidelines
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Education Level: Higher Education
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