Evaluation and Curriculum Development Collaboration

This initiative builds on a longstanding collaboration between the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) School of Public Health leadership, faculty and staff and the University of Calgary. In 2009, the leadership of CUHAS invited the University of Calgary to assist in the development of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program at CUHAS in response to a critical shortage of public health professionals in Tanzania.

Over the years, faculty from UCalgary have collaborated with CUHAS faculty and staff to develop the MPH curriculum including content modules, learning experiences, and student evaluation and assessment tools. A comprehensive MPH program evaluation was conducted in 2016 in collaboration with the CUHAS-MPH leadership, leading to a positive review by the Tanzanian Council of Universities.

The next phase of our partnership is to focus on building the capacity of CUHAS MPH program leadership and teaching faculty for curriculum development (re-alignment and continuous redesign), program evaluation, teaching skills (course design and student assessment), and graduate supervision. These three sets of skills will be critical for CUHAS faculty to ensure that the MPH program continues to meet and exceed national accreditations standards for graduate programs in Public Health.

Aligning with the Cumming School of Medicine’s international strategic goals, this initiative focuses on faculty development to empower our partners to continue to offer a quality MPH program of high reputation. A focus on capacity building, rather than service provision, will ensure that the success and progress of the MPH program to date are sustainable beyond the CUHAS-UCalgary collaboration.

Key Contacts:

Dr. Fabiola Ting 

graduates of CUHAS MPH
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