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|Publication type:||Book part|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||The first undergraduate program in health promotion and prevention in Switzerland : context, concept, and challenges|
|Published in:||International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion|
|Editors of the parent work:||Akermann, Marco|
Germani, Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Springer|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Cham|
|Subjects:||Health promotion; Prevention; Undergraduate program; Curriculum; Switzerland|
|Subject (DDC):||378: Higher education |
614: Public health and prevention of disease
|Abstract:||In 2016, the only undergraduate program in health promotion and prevention (HP) in Switzerland to date was launched at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. HP in Switzerland is well institutionalized and anchored in health politics, but the profession of HP practitioners is not well established yet. The conceptualization of HP as outlined in the Ottawa Charta makes it quite complex to teach and learn HP within an undergraduate program. The program (180 ECTS) is offered as a full-time (3 years) and part-time (5 years) program to a maximum of 66 students. The outlined learning outcomes are based on the CompHP to ensure international transferability of HP competencies. The focus is on a threefold methodological approach, consisting of (1) practical training, (2) skills training (research, project management, and communication), and (3) interprofessional training. Experiences with 5 years of program implementation have revealed challenges, e.g., adapting the form of study to the current trend of flexible education to enable more self-directed learning opportunities and promoting better employability of the graduates. By providing a supportive learning environment for HP, the program contributes to publicity and quality assurance in practice and policy of HP in Switzerland and internationally.|
|Fulltext version:||Accepted version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Public Health (IPH)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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Biehl, V., Meyer, M., & Nordström, K. (2022). The first undergraduate program in health promotion and prevention in Switzerland : context, concept, and challenges. In M. Akermann & A. C. C. G. Germani (Eds.), International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion (pp. 15–35). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96005-6_3
Biehl, V., Meyer, M. and Nordström, K. (2022) ‘The first undergraduate program in health promotion and prevention in Switzerland : context, concept, and challenges’, in M. Akermann and A.C.C.G. Germani (eds) International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion. Cham: Springer, pp. 15–35. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96005-6_3.
V. Biehl, M. Meyer, and K. Nordström, “The first undergraduate program in health promotion and prevention in Switzerland : context, concept, and challenges,” in International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion, M. Akermann and A. C. C. G. Germani, Eds. Cham: Springer, 2022, pp. 15–35. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96005-6_3.
Biehl, Verena, et al. “The First Undergraduate Program in Health Promotion and Prevention in Switzerland : Context, Concept, and Challenges.” International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion, edited by Marco Akermann and Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves Germani, Springer, 2022, pp. 15–35, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96005-6_3.
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