Innovations in Graduate Public Health Education: The Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Valladare, Laura Magaña; Ávila, Mauricio Hernández
March 2015
American Journal of Public Health;2015 Supplement, Vol. 105, pS88
Academic Journal
During the past 10 years, the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (National Institute of Public Health) in Mexico has meticulously revised its educational model. This analysis resulted in the transformation of its educational model by tracing a new path in the pedagogical structure and faculty development to meet current challenges and students’ needs. The first stage dealt with the national and international accreditation standards that came with the 21st century. The second stage responded to evidence of cognitive research showing that students are better prepared when they are engaged, active, and responsible for their own learning. This transformation was grounded on the use of information and communication technologies and on a competency-based educational approach that has led the expansion and innovation of educational practice.


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