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ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research.
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22 Dec 2020
  In many ways it is a relief to reach the end of this long and difficult year as we turn to the hope of better days to come. However, it has also been an inspiration to the ASPHER Secretariat to see our Members and the Public Health community pull...
17 Nov 2020

ASPHER Secretariat hopes everyone in our Membership is well. This newsletter will find its way to you at a time when many European countries and beyond face various forms of lockdown to contain successive waves of COVID-19.
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12 Oct 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARIAT Download the October 2020 Newsletter here. As noted by our most unflappable President in his newsletter message, early Autumn is always a busy time for Schools and as a Schools’ Association, ASPHER is no different! The...

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.