The beginning learner gains more benefit from understanding a firm case study structure than from trying to figure out which step or concept should be applied in which situations, even though events may not occur so neatly on the job.
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Large Groups Breakout groups creating a common product can provide an added dimension and present their product to the entire class. Comparison of scenarios with inactive vs.
Evaluation The success of a particular training methodology is difficult to assess. MacDonald RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States Globally, public health practitioners are called upon to respond quickly and capably to mitigate a variety of immediate and incipient threats to the health of their communities, which often requires additional training in new or updated methodologies or epidemiologic phenomena.
Over the course of three bronchiolitis seasons December to Maythe authors recruited 96 infants mean age, 4. Use them to reinforce principles and skills already covered in a lecture or background reading. See an example from the measles case study in Table 3C.
When a group of learners comes together, the discussion can flounder or become derailed by lack of clarity in the underlying concepts.
Homework: Students read the case study and answer the questions. Large Groups Role plays can be carried out within the context of the large group by dividing the audience into breakout groups, each representing a group of people, such as health spokespeople, media, or community members.
Alternatively, questions that treat issues or controversies with no perfect answer fit into the context of the case study while drawing on learners' opinions, often leading to rich dialogue and experience sharing. Back to: Helpful Links These case studies related to public and global healh issues are provided for education and reference.