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 APTR serves as a clearinghouse for case study exercises that can be used in population health education in a variety of disciplines.  Three collections are currently available for download.

Prevention and Population Health Teaching Modules >> 

These innovative teaching modules include ready to use material aimed at improving clinical and population-based prevention skills for all health professions students. All seven modules feature presentations produced by subject matter experts, supplemental materials to facilitate small group learning, and a bibliography of key resources.

Education for Health: Population Health Models >>

The Successful Practices Project encourages the creation and dissemination of institutional case studies that support Healthy People 2020 educational objectives.  The case studies describe the development of successful prevention, population health, and public health programs in graduate health professions education programs, as well as in 2-year and 4-year undergraduate institutions. Authors chosen to develop case-studies worked closely with discipline-specific APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force organizations or the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to complete 47 case-studies in a variety of disciplines.

Case-Based Series in Population-Oriented Prevention (C-POP) >>

The Case-Based Series in Population-Oriented Prevention (C-POP) was developed to address national objectives for prevention education in a format that recognizes the students’ abilities and preferences for case-based learning. This series uses small-group discussion cases that can be adapted to a variety of settings and instructor capabilities. These cases guide the learners from a specific clinical problem to the broader clinical and population-based prevention issues for the topic. The cases were developed with the use of local health department scenarios and data and have been taught and refined in a number of settings. With its emphasis on small-group learning, clinical relevance, and adaptability to a variety of learner and instructor needs, the C-POP project effectively integrates prevention concepts into medical education.

CDC Case Studies in Applied Epidemiology >>

The case studies in applied epidemiology have been developed at CDC and used in training for Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers "disease detectives”. They allow students to practice their epidemiologic skills in the classroom through carefully crafted exercises that detail real public health problems such as infectious diseases, chronic illnesses, occupational health, and environmental health. Case studies cover epidemiologic basics such as: outbreak investigation, surveillance, study design, data interpretation, and descriptive and analytic methods.

Instructor Guides >>

Instructor guides/Preceptor versions exclusively for educators and faculty are available in the APTR Library.

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