Workshop synopses : Pathways for public health education

Bennett, Catherine, Parker, Elizabeth, Hanna, Liz, Yeatman, Heather and Lilley, Kathleen 2008, Workshop synopses : Pathways for public health education, Australasian epidemiologist, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 20-21.

Title Workshop synopses : Pathways for public health education
Author(s) Bennett, Catherine
Parker, Elizabeth
Hanna, Liz
Yeatman, Heather
Lilley, Kathleen
Journal name Australasian epidemiologist
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 20
End page 21
Publisher Australasian Epidemiological Association
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1327-8835
Summary The Commonwealth introduced the Public Health Education and Research Program (PHERP) initiative to support capacity building within the public health workforce, primarily through investment in Master of Public Health programs. Following the 2005 review of PHERP, a national 'Quality Agenda' was proposed to establish minimum standards in public health competencies of graduates; and Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates in particular. This 'agenda' has triggered renewed discussion on public health workforce needs, public health graduate competencies, and the capacity of the tertiary education sector to deliver these.

The Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions (ANAPHI) has worked with the Department of Health and Ageing on the 'Quality Agenda'. In 2008, ANAPHI convened a working group to further open up discussion among academic institutions on the public health education context to the Quality Agenda. The group held a lunchtime workshop at the 2008 Population Health Congress in Brisbane, as one of a themed pair of sessions entitled 'Public Health Professionals - Shaping our Future'. A further aim of the workshop was to identify key themes to shape the next ANAPHI Teaching and Learning Forum (September 23rd to 24th 2008, Canberra,
Notes Population Health Congress 2008: An AEA Précis
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
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