UK School of Public Health

  • Pfeifle, William (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


3. Scope of Work: . The purpose of this contract is to specify an agreement wherein the School of Public Health and the Teaching and Academic Support Center product 18 web-based self instructional modules, for the education and training of the public health practitioner. According to Nelson (1997), the public health workforce requires current knowledge and skills in order to deliver quality essential pubic health services. The overall goal of these modules is to equip the public health work forcel in Kentucky to provide components of two of the essential public health services, as established by the Competency-Based Curriculum Work Group of the Subcommittee on Public Health Work Force, Training, and Education (2002). Each of these modules will meet the following criteria. SCORM compliance Compatible with Lectora software Compliant with Section 508 accessibility standards Consistent with and mountable in TRAIN Representative of one contact hour of professional development instruction-CEU Competency-based2 Directly relevant to Essential Services #3 and #8, as identified by the Competency-Based Curriculum Work Group of the Subcommittee on Public Health Workforce, Training and Education (March, 1997). Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce Based upon demonstrated and expressed need of the public health work force, as demonstrated in the Training Curriculum Analysis prepared by the Kentucky Department for the Kentucky Department for Public Health Report for Focus Area G (August 2003). . .. . . .. 1. 2. Potential topics to be developed for these instructional modules include. Basic Public Health Defining Public Health Federal contribution to Public Health State contribution to Public Health Local contribution to Public Health Competency-based public health practice and education Public Health performance standards Decision Support for Public Health Practice Accessing information Evaluating information Using information for decision-support Overview of the Five Core Areas of Study in Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Behavioral HealtbJEducation, Health Services Administration) Public Health Education I Those individuals employed by local, State, and Federal government health agencies; individuals in academia who educate, train, or perfonn research in public health; employees of private sector health care delivery organizations who provide community-based public health services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, March 1997). 2 CompetencieS are the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated by an organization or system members that are critical to the effective and efficient function of the organization or system (N elson et ai, I 996b ). These competencies have been derived from an analysis of the performance of proficient public health practitioners with concentration on skills and abilities rather than on activities (Council on Unkages). The function of competency-based curricula in public health is to provide both educators and employers of public health personnel guidance and structure in the allocation of effort and resources (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, March 1997).
Effective start/end date7/1/0411/30/05


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