• 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.

APHEA

APHEA - Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation
Ave de l'Armée / Legerlaan 10
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +3227350890
email: office@aphea.net 

APHEA Activities

APHEA focuses on accreditation of public health education as well as activities designed to help schools and programmes of public health achieve accreditation. In addition APHEA also validate individual curricula, offer supportive consultancy services and, along with partners, research the field of public health accreditation. As of 2014 there are three main activities with several more in the pipeline. These are found below under education, research and service.

1. EDUCATION

Agency for Public Health Accreditation

Curriculum validation operates both as a stand-alone quality mark for curricula and also as a formal prerequisite to begin the process of programme and institutional accreditation. more>>

Programme Accreditation - Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

A six year long accreditation of master level degrees based upon a "fitness for purpose" approach following a successful Curriculum Validation, a thorough self-evaluation report and a site visit. more>>

Institutional Programme Accreditation - Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

A six year long accreditation based upon an institution's ability to provide a solid structure or foundation for their public health academic, research and service output. more>>

CPD Continuous Professioanl Development Accreditation

A three year accreditation focussing on training and educational events such as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through to summer schools and conferences. more>>

Bachelor Accreditaiton Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

IN CONSULTATION: Bachelor
Following expressed interest and to support second cycle accreditation APHEA is presently consulting on the introduction of bachelor level accreditation. Expected May 2018.

2. RESEARCH

APHEA is committed to pursuing a research agenda for the future development of Public Health sector based accreditation. In 2013, along with ASPHER and other institutional partners, APHEA produced the results of a yearlong study into European Accreditation which monitored the strengths and weaknesses of programmes as well as the viability of new processes aimed at the development of schools and programmes of public health across the region. more>>

3. SERVICE

Agency for Public Health Accreditation

a. APHEA & ASPHER offer a Quality Improvement & Development Service to help schools and programmes develop toward its standards. A bespoke service also useful for new and developing schools and programmes more>>

b. The sector focussed expertise contained within APHEA is unparalleled in the European Region. For this reason APHEA is available to provide service and consultancy to national governments and accrediting agencies when they require public health expertise within their own systems of accreditation.


c. APHEA frameworks and expertise can also be used as independent services in monitoring and evaluating project implementation. more>>