Public health curricula is the bedrock of a public health education. ASPPH has developed world-class curriculum models for the most comprehensive and current education in the field.
Milestones in Public Health Courses
The Milestones in Public Health serves as a user-friendly tool for teaching undergraduate, graduate public health, and medical and clinical education students about the major milestones in public health in the U.S. over the last century. These milestones include, for example, immunizations, car safety, and environmental health. Each module works together as part of an overall semester-long course and, in addition, is able to stand alone for inclusion in other courses and/or for use in both formal and/or informal teaching situations. Individuals may also use the course for self-guided learning about the public health milestones.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), with funding from Pfizer, awarded development of an introductory public health course titled, “Milestones in Public Health” to The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The GW University Milken Institute School of Public Health developed the course in collaboration with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and the GW Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
To receive the course instructors’ guides, PowerPoint lectures, faculty-directed case studies, or student-directed problem-based learning cases, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Weist at email@example.com. Please see below for the Milestones in Public Health Book.
Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum
The concept for developing the Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum grew from a rising interest in the ethical, legal, and social aspects of public health policy and practice. The project was a collaborative effort between ASPPH, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and The Hastings Center. With this interest came a demand for the teaching of ethics in schools and programs of public health and for the resource materials to support it. Ethics education is needed both in pre-professional degree and certificate programs, and in settings of continuing professional education. The Curriculum is intended as a resource to enhance and encourage thoughtful, well informed, and critical discussions of ethical issues in the field of public health.
The curriculum consists of self-contained units or modules, each written by a leading expert on the topic in question, and each containing resources for classroom use–an analysis of the ethical question, several case studies with commentary for discussion, resources for further study and research, and the like. Please see below for the Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum.
Milestones in Public Health Book (41 MB)
Ethics Curriculum (2 MB)