Drs. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah and Kim Ramsey-White, faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Science in Georgia State University School of Public Health, co-authored a chapter in “Frontiers in Public Health,” entitled “Integrative Learning in US Undergraduate Public Health Education, A Review of Student Perceptions of Effective High-Impact Educational Practices at Georgia State University,” the review discussed the establishment of a Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in 2016, with the mission of advancing health through leadership, scholarship, research, and service, to better the human condition and to promote the common good, especially for urban communities in the U.S. and for global populations.
The authors explain that using integrative approaches that encourage student empowerment, self-development, integrative thinking, and reflective learning, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program currently offers a range of generalist introductory public health courses to over 400 students. Their review examined student perceptions of integrative practices utilized by Georgia State faculty in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program and investigated the extent to which student perceived these integrative educational practices as preparing them to use insights gained in the classroom and from the field, to question, modify, connect, and integrate material learned in the academic setting, to real-life public health challenges. It also sought to identify which practice had the highest impact of helping students integrate the knowledge gained to public health issues.
Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah.
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