Using Practice Tools for Community Health

  • Practice Tool
  • Textbook
  • Website

Teaching Strategy Description: Students are divided into groups of eight. Within the group, students arrange themselves in pairs and select one of the four practice tools (see Resources). Students are given a narrative of a population health issue, (e.g. increasing non-intentional injuries among children in an urban community).  The student pairs then prepare, based on […]


Simulation in Community Health Theory Courses: Taking in the Big Picture

  • Journal Article

Teaching Strategy Description: Though simulation is widely used for acute care practice, it can also be applied to theory classes in public health. A simulation manikin was used in a junior-level course in a low-fidelity exercise, and the manikin was used in a medium-fidelity exercise with senior students. Medium Fidelity: Early in the course, the […]


Public Health Agency of Canada: Skills Online

  • Online Module

Skills Online is a continuing education program developed by, and offered through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). It offers a collection of self-directed and facilitated modules that help build the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0 (PHAC, 2007). The Modules contain content specific […]