Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak E-module
Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice is a self-paced, interactive, competency-based, case study teaching module for interprofessional education towards improving and protecting population health. It is targeted for public health (baccalaureate- and master’s-level), medical, and nursing (baccalaureate-, master’s-, and doctoral-level) students.
Upon completion, learners will be able to “describe how professionals in health and other fields can collaborate and integrate clinical care and public health interventions to optimize population health” (Interprofessional Education Collaborative Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Competency RR-10). Three sub-competencies and 28 learning objectives frame the module content.
The case scenario of the module is a fictional foodborne illness based on the 2015-2016 multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona associated with cucumbers. The three settings in the module include:
- Clinical encounters with symptomatic patients
- Local public health department response
- Interprofessional debriefing meeting among the clinicians and public health professionals involved in the outbreak.
The module encourages learners to deepen their knowledge through links to a variety of supplementary resources that extend the learning and length of the module from an estimated base of 90 minutes up to two hours. The module includes: an instructor’s guide, a pre-module assessment, case scenario videos, supporting resources that can be saved to a personal library, a post-module assessment, and a digital certificate of completion.
Further details on the module are available for faculty here. Access the module directly at https://navigatinganoutbreakmodule.org/
Milestones in Public Health Modules
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)