A renewed vision for higher education in public health

Julio Frenk, David J. Hunter, Ian Lapp

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We are transforming the educational strategy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health guided by 5 principles: (1) development of T-shaped competencies (breadthacrossfields, depth in primary fields), (2) flexible and modular design accommodating different needs through the lifecycle, (3) greater experiential learning, (4) 3 levels of education (informative, formative, and transformative learning),and(5)integrated instructional design (online, in person, and in the field). Weaimtocreate anarc of education resulting in continuous learning. We seek to bridge the research versus education dichotomy andcreateresearch-teaching congruence, adapting the values of peer review and quality assessment that we routinely accept for grant and article review to education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S109-S113
JournalAmerican journal of public health
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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