by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
The Young Researchers Forum (YRF) is an exciting pre-conference event which will be taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 before the main Digital Public Health (DPH) and European Public Health (EPH) 2019 conferences open, in Marseille, France.
ASPHER, in collaboration with other colleagues, is carrying out a brief survey of the Schools of Public Health and other bodies involved with education and training in public health ethics in Europe to better understand current activities, views and perspectives on the issue. This understanding will assist in considering options for further development of education and training in public health ethics.
The InfAct - Joint Action on Health Information project is collecting information based on the opinion of Public Health experts aimed at characterizing existing capacities and training needs for the use and management of health information by public health professionals in EU Member States and associated countries.
WORKING GROUP ON UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN PUBLIC HEALTH
The ‘Undergraduate Public Health Education in Europe’ task force’ aims include:
1. to create and disseminate knowledge about current and best practices among public health bachelor degree training programmes in public health across Europe;
2. to promote collaboration initiatives on bachelor programmes across Europe among academic institutions;
3. to support institutions to establish bachelor programmes;
3. to generate knowledge on career progression and employability resources for graduates; and
4. to define core competencies for bachelor graduates to foster employability and accreditation of bachelor programmes.
The group carried out a survey to examine the undergraduate training in public health, including the ongoing and planned bachelor programmes in Europe to analyse and reflect on their curricula and contents, and to ascertain their need for support in defining best practice and core competences for bachelor graduates to foster employability and accreditation of bachelor programmes. The results are still to be documented in a report with the tentative title “Recommendations for bachelor programmes in public health”.
The final and main output of the study will be a Recommended Core Curriculum in Public Health grounded on a cohesive and integrative definition of the core knowledge and skills of public health practitioners at bachelor level in the European Region.