Prevalence and characteristics of advocacy curricula in Australian public health degrees

Prevalence and characteristics of advocacy curricula in Australian public health degrees

Bhatti AJ, Lin S, Post D, Baldock K, Dawes N. Health Promot J Austr. 2022; Online; doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hpja.634

Public health graduates are expected to have knowledge and skills in advocacy, with Australian and international competency frameworks indicating advocacy curriculum should be included in all degrees1-3. Despite this, knowledge of the extent to which students are taught public health advocacy is limited.

CAPHIA Competencies Review Curricula Implications

Mapping competency frameworks: implications for public health curricula design

Coombe L, Severinsen C, Robinson P.  Aust NZ J Public Health. 2022; Online; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13253

We undertook a global analysis of public health competency sets (Coombe, et al. 2020), mapped against the Global Charter for the Public’s Health (Lomazzi, 2016) , which is endorsed by the WHO. The Global Charter is a key document which sets out the services and functions of public health.

CAPHIA Competencies Review – Report now available

Review of the Australasian Public Health Competencies
Scope of the Review

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) is the peak organisation currently representing tertiary teaching institutions and other education providers throughout Australasia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. CAPHIA seeks to maintain and protect high public health academic standards.

Local public health competencies are built in part around the 2016 Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia,

2022 Teaching & Learning Forum – Abstract Submission Deadline now 12th May 2022

Mark your calendars! The 2022 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum Steering Group are pleased to announce details this year’s Forum: Public Health Education: Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions”.

Abstracts are due 9am Thursday 12th May 2022.
Get the abstract template.

We are calling for abstracts for the following types:

Oral Presentations

  • 7 mins presentation + 5 mins question time
  • Describe and inform others about your scholarship of teaching and learning or innovative practice.

2022 Teaching and Learning Forum in Melbourne

SAVE THE DATE:

The 2022 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum Steering Group are pleased to advise that the dates and location for the 2002 Forum have been set. Details will be share via the website, the CAPHIA Newsletter and our social media as they become available.

We hope to see you there!

Get the CAPHIA 2022 Teaching & Learning Forum Abstract and Selection Criteria and submit to by 9am Thursday 5th May.

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER Statement on the war against Ukraine

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine. We strongly agree with their condemnation of the military action against Ukraine, and express our concern about the impact of the war on the health and wellbeing of the Ukrainian people and all those affected. We call for an end to this war, which infringes upon the public health profession’s deeply held principles of human rights and social justice.

Public Health Education Reimagined in the Post Covid Era

Early Career Academic & Postgraduate Students (ECAPS)

Webinar Series

For over two years now, the global impacts of COVID-19 or SARS-Cov2 have firmly established the importance of public health in guiding the health response. While public health knowledge, expertise, and a skilled workforce have been critical in guiding disease prevention and health protection activities, these rely on traditional public health competencies. At the same time, the pandemic has affected the tertiary education sector by widening educational inequalities among vulnerable students and accelerated trends and changes occurring in the higher education system pre-COVID.

Looking to the Past to Guide Our Future

Addressing Health for All by 2030
By Kathleen Prokopovich, University of Wollongong

The first two weeks of May saw two very timely publications released. One publication is from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR)1,2. The other is a supplementary issue published by the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). One looks at COVID-19 from a global context, while the other is specific to the Australian context.