What Should We Teach

I’ve been in higher education for over 36 years. Although I would like to think that I keep abreast of the happenings in the public health education sector, I’ll admit that I get so focused on my role as a university faculty member and an administrator, that I tend to overlook the practitioners in my profession. I have worked with a lot of people in higher education who always say “we know what our students should know”, and to some extent they may be correct. But many of these same people haven’t been in the ‘real world’ of health education for decades so it’s always timely to get feedback from those in the ‘real world’.

So here are my questions…

Question 1: What did you learn in your preparatory course work that REALLY, REALLY helped you when you started your professional job;

Question 2: In hindsight, what SHOULD have been taught (or taught more thoroughly) in your preparatory coursework.