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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162284
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Online Learning for Public Health in the 21st Century
Author(s):
Lowe, Jennifer; Betker, Claire; MacDougall, Karen
Author Details:
Jennifer Lowe, MScN, National Evaluation and Communication Coordinator Skills Enhancement for Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: jennifer_lowe@phac-aspc.gc.ca; Claire Betker; Karen MacDougall
Abstract:
Recent world events, such as SARS, have highlighted the need to build capacity within the Canadian public health system. Effective public health practice depends on a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. Ensuring a competent workforce starts with educating future practitioners in public health at the undergraduate level and continues with the commitment to lifelong, professional development. In partnership with government, academic and professional organizations, the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed the Skills Enhancement for Public Health program, a continuing education opportunity for public health practitioners. The Program includes a series of modules in English and French delivered using Internet-based technology. Up-to-date, accurate information is provided to networks of learners who are guided by trained facilitators. The content is relevant to Canadian public health practitioners and gives learners the opportunity to acquire and reinforce the core competencies for public health. Although designed as a continuing education program, Skills Enhancement modules have been used in public health curriculum at the undergraduate level. This session will describe the Skills Enhancement program and highlight findings of recent pilots with two Canadian universities that have demonstrated that incorporating the modules into undergraduate public health curriculum is an effective way of teaching and learning.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOnline Learning for Public Health in the 21st Centuryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLowe, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorBetker, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacDougall, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Lowe, MScN, National Evaluation and Communication Coordinator Skills Enhancement for Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: jennifer_lowe@phac-aspc.gc.ca; Claire Betker; Karen MacDougallen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162284-
dc.description.abstractRecent world events, such as SARS, have highlighted the need to build capacity within the Canadian public health system. Effective public health practice depends on a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. Ensuring a competent workforce starts with educating future practitioners in public health at the undergraduate level and continues with the commitment to lifelong, professional development. In partnership with government, academic and professional organizations, the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed the Skills Enhancement for Public Health program, a continuing education opportunity for public health practitioners. The Program includes a series of modules in English and French delivered using Internet-based technology. Up-to-date, accurate information is provided to networks of learners who are guided by trained facilitators. The content is relevant to Canadian public health practitioners and gives learners the opportunity to acquire and reinforce the core competencies for public health. Although designed as a continuing education program, Skills Enhancement modules have been used in public health curriculum at the undergraduate level. This session will describe the Skills Enhancement program and highlight findings of recent pilots with two Canadian universities that have demonstrated that incorporating the modules into undergraduate public health curriculum is an effective way of teaching and learning.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:00:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:00:15Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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