Public health education in Europe: old and new challenges

TitlePublic health education in Europe: old and new challenges
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPaccaud, F, Weihofen, A, Nocera, S
JournalPublic Health Reviews
Accession Numberserval:BIB_C92B559BD754
KeywordsEducation, Europe, Public Health, Public Health Professional, Schools

The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the current challenges faced by European schools of public health. Perhaps most remarkable on the continent is the diversity, the magnitude, and the rapidity of the developments in public health education since the Second World War. This article discusses its evolution, its main characteristics and the underlying rationale with several examples. Further, it addresses specific aspects of the future development, namely the collaboration of academic schools with practice-oriented institutions, as well as the interactions between the constituent disciplines of public health. The Bologna process on post-graduate education in Europe has had an important impact on the overall design of most schools. There is a willingness to develop public health in each country of the European region and there is a need to develop common strategies to reach high standards in teaching, training and researching in all disciplines related to public health.


Citation Key / SERVAL ID5192


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