Undergraduate education in public health in Europe: The positioning of bachelor programmes for public health
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 24, no S2, 301- p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
In response to the increased demand from the public health labour market, various bachelor and master programmes have been developed in recent years throughout Europe. As an example, in the European ASPHER survey 18 Schools and Departments of Public Health delivered 977 bachelor degrees per year (2011/12) with a median of 55 per institution. The expectations of – present and potential - employers of professionals, trained in public health, are largely unknown. However, in comparison to the attention paid and the knowledge generated around postgraduate/master education in public health, still relatively little is known about the provision of bachelor degrees. Furthermore, while real efforts have and are made to define professional and academic frameworks, including accreditation schemes for master programmes, the roles, practices and competences for bachelor programmes are somehow blur. This presentation will report on the work of the ASPHER's Working Group on Undergraduate Public Health Education in Europe aiming to promote collaboration initiatives on bachelor programmes across Europe among academic institutions, share best practices and generate knowledge on employability and career progression of public health bachelor graduates. In particular, the results of the survey carried out by ASPHER across over 100 schools of public health in early 2014 will be presented bringing up the current and full picture as regards the undergraduate education in Public Health in Europe.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 24, no S2, 301- p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-2008DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cku165.158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-2008DiVA: diva2:893152
7th European Public Health Conference, November 2014