CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Early Career Academic – Dr Rimante Ronto

2022 Award Winner: Dr Rimante Ronto
Teaching Excellence – Early Career Academic

The CAPHIA Teaching Excellence Awards recognises and rewards the contribution of CAPHIA members to quality teaching and learning and inspiring student learning in public health.

The 2022 Teaching Excellence Award – Early Career Academic was presented to Dr Rimante Ronto in recognition of her impact to public health education. 

An in-depth understanding of the multifaceted nature of learning is demonstrated by Dr Rimante Ronto,

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CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Teaching Innovation (Team) – University of Queensland

2022 Award Winner: University of Queensland
CAPHIA Award for Teaching Innovation (Team)

The CAPHIA Teaching Innovation Award recognises creative and unique methodologies that generate impacts from the perspective of significant stakeholders in public health, especially in developing and implementing innovations that impact teaching, learning and assessment or supporting student learning.

The award for Teaching Innovation (Team) was presented to the University of Queensland. The UQ team implemented a nested assessment structure as a framework to deepen reflexive insight and self-evaluation among students.

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CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: CAPHIA Medal – Professor Dragan Ilic

2022 Award Winner: Professor Dragan Ilic
CAPHIA Medal

The CAPHIA medal represents our highest honor as a recognition of exemplary achievement in contributing to public health education in Australasia. The winner demonstrates an outstanding commitment to driving improvements, innovations, and capability building to advance public health education.

The 2022 CAPHIA Medal was presented to Professor Dragan Ilic in recognition of his outstanding achievements in public health education and research, including in forming collaborative partnerships throughout the academic public health sector.

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CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Teaching Excellence (Team) – University of Queensland

2022 Award Winner: University of Queensland
CAPHIA Award for Teaching Excellence (Team)

The CAPHIA Teaching Excellence Award recognises and rewards the contribution of CAPHIA members to quality teaching and learning and inspiring student learning in public health.

The Teaching Excellence Award was presented to the University of Queensland Bachelor of Health Sciences’ first-year Course Coordinator team, who led the co/redesign of a first year experience using a cross-disciplinary approach across the School of Public Health and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Expression of Interest: Present at the World Congress for Public Health

Are you attending the World Congress for Public Health in Rome?
Do you have an innovative approach to public health education?
We would love to hear from you!
The Opportunity
1. Present as part of the Global Network for Academic Public Health

2. In-person networking with CAPHIA

3. Showcase your presentation
See Expression of Interest (EOI) below. Presentation sessions will be live-tweeted by CAPHIA.
Call for Expressions of Interest

As part of a series of sessions for the World Congress on Public Health,

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Public Health Course Directory now available

Where can I study public health?
Background

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed gaps in “the size, training, structure and credentialing of the public health workforce”. It is essential that the Public Health workforce is skilled and qualified to perform current and future roles needed to protect the health of Australasian populations and communities.

CAPHIA advocated for further investment in the public health workforce pipeline via:

    1. Dedicated Australian Commonwealth Support Placements and additional funded placements across Australasia;
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Impact of the use of the Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates’ professional practice: A mixed methods study

Impact of the use of the Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates’ professional practice: A mixed methods study

O’Hara, L & Taylor, J. Health Promot J Austr. 2022; Online; doi:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpja.642

Training health promotion graduates involves developing health promotion specific competencies, including knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional health promotion practice.1

The Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model (RLCHPM) is designed to support critical health promotion practice,

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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.

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