• 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.






Reviewer Descriptors

Reviewer Applciation form

APHEA rely on people and their expertise to conduct their activities which at present consist of the validation of curricula and the accreditation of programmes and institutions of public health. There are two steps required for accreditation of programmes and institutions of public health. Firstly there is the validation of the curriculum / curricula  and secondly is a site visit during which reviewers corroborate the information provided in the relevant self-evaluation documents (see accreditation process pages). A final report will then be written and agreed to by the reviewers final which will assess to what extent APHEA accreditation criteria have been met and will also offer insight on the educational programme and institution being evaluated. This report serves as the basis for the ultimate decision of the Boards of Accreditation and Directors as to whether the institution or programme will be accredited.

There are two basic areas of activity. Firstly there is the validation of the curriculum / curricula which is a desk-based activity. Secondly site visits are scheduled based the availability of the schools and the reviewers and requests for participation typically come to visitors 2-4 months prior to a site visit.

Site visitors will be expected to devote approximately 8-16 hours to preparatory work in the months immediately preceding the site visit (e.g., curriculum validation, self-evaluation review, drafting of site report sections and, if the chair chooses to organize one, participating in site team teleconference in the month preceding a visit).

The length of a programme review is two days and three days for an institutional review. Site visitors are expected to travel and work on-site which includes attendance at an evening executive session the night prior to a site visit and the actual site visit. Site visitors must be present over the course of the entire visit. The site visitors will complete parts of the site visit report over the course of the visit and will later be expected to review the entire report which will be put together by the rapporteur and site visit chair who will ultimately be responsible for the contents of the final report.

APHEA has and will continue to develop training workshops and materials which site visitors will be expected to attend in order to learn the process and accreditation criteria prior to conducting a site visit.