• 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.
An institution which wishes to have its programme validated must submit an application to APHEA summarising the ability of the programme to meet the Curriculum Validation criteria as outlined in the application documentation (here). The application is organised in such a way to aid the applicant through the use of templates. However, applicants may already have the requested information expressed in different formats. If all of the criteria are demonstrated these different formats will be accepted. Equally, existing but incomplete documentation, supplemented with additional required information, will also be accepted. The aim of the Curriculum Validation is focussed on assuring the quality of the programme and not to impose unnecessary workloads on the applicant.
A new application must be completed for each programme validated. If an applicant wishes to pursue Programme Accreditation, an individual Curriculum Validation is required for each programme seeking accreditation. For institutions seeking Institutional Accreditation, individual Curriculum Validations for all Master level public health programmes contained within the institution must be provided. Curriculum Validations are assessed by the APHEA Board of Accreditation before being passed over to the site teams and / or ratification by the APHEA Board of Directors.
The process for Curriculum Validation: