Teaching of public health in medical schools
Other Titlesreport of the regional meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 8-10 December 2009
AbstractIn responding to the revitalizing primary health care and health care reform, health workforce particular medical doctors should be aware of and appreciate the significance of public health in wellness of people and use public health measures more in their interventions. The Regional Meeting on Teaching of Public Health in Medical Schools, held in December 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand to review the situation of public health teaching in undergraduate medical schools, if need, to propose actions to be taken to strengthen the teaching of public health in undergraduate medical schools in South-East Asia Region. The report provides the review of the situation of teaching public health globally and in South-East Asia and Regional perspectives on public health and teaching of public health in undergraduate medical schools. Various aspects of public health teaching based on the 'Strategic framework for strengthening teaching of public health in undergraduate medical schools' are included. These are the curriculum/contents; teaching-learning process including community practice and assessment and evaluation; teacher's qualification and continuing development; enabling environment including school policy, administrative support and community partnership.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Teaching of public health in medical schools. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206463