Distributed Learning: A New Model for Graduate Training in Public Health

TitleDistributed Learning: A New Model for Graduate Training in Public Health
Faculty/College/UnitMedicine
StatusCompleted
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2009
Completion03/31/2010
Project Summary

The Master of Public Health Program in the School of Population and Public Health enrolled its first cohort of students in September 2008. The program was developed in response to the Government of BC's strategic plan for safe, health communities and a sustainable environment outlined in the 2005 BC Ministry of Health Services document entitled "A Framework for Core Functions in Public Health." In 2009, the School intends to offer the MPH degree program in a "distributed format" in which students will have class time in a four-day concentration three times per term in addition to distance learning. The objective of this endeavour is to allow practising public health professionals to remain in the workforce while attending classes and to encourage application of knowledge in practicum experiences in their own community. Our goal is to promote equitable opportunity for access to graduate education in public health throughout the province.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorPatricia Janssen
Year 1: Funded Amount106,084