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A role for workforce competencies in evidence-based health promotion education

Talbot, Lyn, Graham, Melissa and James, Erica L. 2007, A role for workforce competencies in evidence-based health promotion education, Promotion & education, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 28-33.

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Title A role for workforce competencies in evidence-based health promotion education
Author(s) Talbot, Lyn
Graham, Melissa
James, Erica L.
Journal name Promotion & education
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 28
End page 33
Publisher IUHPE
Place of publication Paris, France
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1025-3823
Keyword(s) competencies
workforce
health promotion
curriculum
training
Summary Education programs should be based on research about the knowledge and skills required for practice, rather than on intuition or tradition, but there is limited published curriculum research on health promotion education. This paper describes a case study of how workforce competencies have been used to assist evidence-based health promotion education in the areas of curriculum design, selection of assessment tasks and continuous quality assurance processes in an undergraduate program at an Australian university. A curriculum-competency mapping process successfully identified gaps and areas of overlap in an existing program. Previously published health promotion workforce competencies were effectively used in the process of selecting assessment items, providing clear guidelines for curriculum revision and a useful method to objectively assess competency content in an evidence informed framework. These health promotion workforce competencies constituted an additional tool to assess course quality. We recommend other tertiary institutions consider curriculum-competency mapping and curriculum based assessment selection as quality and evidence based curriculum review strategies.
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Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007710

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