Public Health Competency- based Curriculum
BRACSPH is piloting competency-based courses and conducting Employer Demand Assessments along with AUW’s Center for Teaching & Scholarship and ICCCAD- IUB’s faculty initiatives. They will upgrade priority Public Health (PH) courses and simulate and practice real-world workforce skills.
Public Health Learning Methodologies
Learners will have to immerse themselves in community-based environments to develop critical thinking, knowledge and understanding. This Curriculum requires practical, real-world learning methodologies to develop the appropriate competencies for respective public health fields.
Faculty Facilitator Development
Current teaching is mismatched with real-world public health competency demands. It is critical that our Public Health Faculty cultivate their passion for teaching with the appropriate practical knowledge, field experience and creativity to train future public health professionals. Faculty capacity will be upskilled and grounded in Developing Country Public Health needs. Traditional faculty-centric teaching will thereby transition to learner-centric teaching, focusing on the learner’s priorities, real-world professional needs and skills development.
Faculty Professional Skills Training
To initiate the process of indigenizing this extensive educational know-how and practice, the 3 partners will collate the Three Curriculum components’ design and practical learnings, into structured, formalized Faculty Professional Skills Development Training modules. Thus enabling knowledge and practice continuity, institutional memory and a self-generating cycle of Faculty capacity building. This will also institutionalize the complete Competency-Based Curriculum system and enable the participating Faculty to become competent local resources for their entire Faculty to access the project’s Curriculum Design learning, practice and professional improvement. Given that there are no quality, international-standard Faculty training resources readily available in Bangladesh.