TITLE

A Case-Based, Problem-Based Learning Approach to Prepare Master of Public Health Candidates for the Complexities of Global Health

AUTHOR(S)
Leon, Juan S.; Winskell, Kate; McFarland, Deborah A.; del Rio, Carlos
PUB. DATE
March 2015
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;2015 Supplement, Vol. 105, pS92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Global health is a dynamic, emerging, and interdisciplinary field. To address current and emerging global health challenges, we need a public health workforce with adaptable and collaborative problem-solving skills. In the 2013–2014 academic year, the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health– Emory University launched an innovative required core course for its first-year Master of Public Health students in the global health track. The course uses a case-based, problem-based learning approach to develop global health competencies. Small teams of students propose solutions to these problems by identifying learning issues and critically analyzing and synthesizing new information. We describe the course structure and logistics used to apply this approach in the context of a large class and share lessons learned.
ACCESSION #
101120143

 

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