Transformative Education
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Ongoing Discussions - Faculty development

China embraces One Health for One World

China embraces One Health for One World A recent issue of the Lancet highlighted the complexity of China’s health professional education system. As Li Bin, minister of the newly formed National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), reaffirmed that health professionals are the key driving... Read more

危难与机遇 : 埃博拉对卫生人员教育的启示

西非埃博拉疫情严重,当地卫生人力面对突发公共卫生事件的应急应变能力令人关注。能够理解健康的社会决定因素,是应对这种致命疾病的关键。在几个最受影响的国家,学生展示了重要贡献,甚至动员世界各地的学生,共同强化教育。Read more

Ebola – crisis and opportunity for curriculum reform

The West African Ebola epidemic has raised concerns about the preparedness of the local health workforce in facing public health emergencies. The ability to appreciate the Social Determinants of Health behind the outbreak is crucial at tackling the deadly disease. Students from the most affected... Read more

The changing educational culture in medical schools

cul·ture noun \ˈkəl-chər\ : the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time Culture is inevitable; you will find it in any possible group of people. Within the medical profession and medical schools this isn’t any different; you could ask any doctor or medical... Read more

7 Observations on Sustaining IPE

"S" for sustainability, a matter which has proved a common problem for IPE and IPC over the past 50 years.Read more

Discovering the missing pieces – Worldwide Survey on Transition from Secondary to Medical Education

Department of Health Workforce in World Health Organization launched the titled online survey for medical students and doctors around the world. The survey will later be extended to other disciplines including nursing, pharmacy and dentistry. By collecting opinions from different countries, the... Read more

Looking beyond health: broadening perspectives

Looking beyond health: broadening perspectives World Health Organisation recently announced the creation of an expanded Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. Dr Maria Neira, Director of this new department and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, UCL, London are... Read more

Environmental health determinants account for significant inequities in health

Environmental health determinants account for significant inequities in health As part of the build up to the WHO co-hosted session 'Looking beyond health; broadening perspectives at the Prince Mahidol Conference, Julian Fisher (JF) was pleased to interview Professor P atricia Butterfield (PB),... Read more