Events & Initiatives

CAPHIA regularly hosts a variety of events for members including an annual Teaching & Learning Forum, and online webinar series. We also lead a number of initiatives for member including a Mentoring Program, Internship Program and workshops to explore key issues and opportunities.

 

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Teaching & Learning Forum

This year’s Teaching and Learning Forum is being hosted by the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University. The Theme is Public Health Education: Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions

Date: June 30th & July 1st 2022

Modality: In-person & zoom 

Location: 553 St Kilda Rd Melbourne, VIC

Academic Public Health Professional Development Series

The Early Career and Postgraduate Students Subcommittee (ECAPS) are hosting a 4-part professional development series which aims to improve teaching skills for early career academic (ECA) public health educators and supporting PhD candidates who wish to move into a public health academic role.

FREE for all staff and current students of CAPHIA’s member institutions the seminars are designed to build on one another, focusing on practical tips useful in the public health teaching context.

Practical Learning and Teaching Strategies for Engaging Public Health Students

ECAPS first of 4 seminars took place on May 2nd 2022. 

Three early career academics shared their tips for optimising student engagement.

  1. Storytelling
  2. Case-Based Discussions
  3. Removing barriers to learning

Presenters: Dr Sophia Lin (UNSW), Dr Katharine Kent (Western Sydney) and Tristan King (UniSA). 

Public Health Education Reimagined in the Post Covid Era

Three leading guest speakers from Australia, India, and Fiji share their perspectives on PHE in a post-COVID era in their country. For over two years now, the global impacts of COVID-19 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. Addressing the pandemic has thus provoked thinking around potential lessons for public health education (PHE) for the development of new and strengthened educational strategies in a post-COVID -19 world.