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Title: The establishment of an industry-based education program in public health.
Authors: Walker, Rae
Peach, Hedley G.
MacDonald, Margaret
Donald, Ken
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Wiley
Place of publication: Melbourne
Publication Title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Start Page: 627
End Page: 629
Abstract: Commonwealth reforms have led to staff of the Department of Health and Aged Care needing a greater knowledge of public health, to more effectively evaluate evidence and to quickly acquire competence in new emerging areas. The department's requirements of a training program could not be met by existing university-based public health courses. A consortium of five universities and the department worked together to develop an industry-based course that would meet the Commonwealth's needs. The course was constituted within university regulations; had an incremental and articulated structure with exit points at certificate, diploma and Masters levels; was relevant to the work of staff; offered subjects which complemented the staff's existing skills, training and career aspirations; drew upon expertise across the universities; and was flexible in its delivery. The Commonwealth's and universities' experience has been sufficiently positive to conclude that a corporate public health postgraduate program has a place alongside university-based programs.
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ISSN: 1326-0200
Internal ID Number: 00280
Health Subject: RURAL HEALTH
Type: Journal Article
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