• Ensuring greater academic RECOGNITION on the global stage.
• Promoting TRANSFERABILITY of public health education & training.
• Increasing EMPLOYABILITY of public health graduates.
• Attesting the QUALITY of Public Health Workforce training.
Programme Accreditation Criteria
There are seven distinct criteria which are broken down into a number of sub-criteria, all of which are to be addressed within the Self-Evaluation Report and accompanied by required documentation or other sources of information. Bulleted checkpoints provide a basis for the arguments and conclusions with respect to each criterion.
The intention is for the criteria and standards to be specific enough to define what is essential in the education of a public health professional at a Bachelors and Masters level. At the same time, standards are intended to be flexible enough to allow for the diversity and richness of public health programmes throughout Europe, which are very much structured within a very specific and unique local contexts.
The notion underlying the criteria and standards is to set a benchmark and support the improvement in the quality of public health educational programmes.
They are not intended to dictate curriculum or administration specific for each programme but rather to provide a framework or guidelines on which each programme will be evaluated.
APHEA aims to be complementary to existing systems - applicants are encouraged to use and include accreditation documents produced for other (national or international) quality review purposes if they correspond to the relevant sections.
Criterion I: Governance and Organisation of the Programme
Criterion II: Aims and Objectives of the Public Health Programme
Criterion III: The Curriculum
Criterion IV: Students and Graduates
Criterion V: Human Resources and Staffing
Criterion VI: Supportive Services, Budgeting and Facilities
Criterion VII: Internal Quality Management