Curriculum for use in schools of public health

A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias is a free new curricular resource developed by the Centers for Technical Assistance and Training in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. This flexible, introductory curriculum will help faculty prepare undergraduates for careers in which they need to apply public health approaches to address Alzheimer’s as a multi-layered, growing public health challenge. The Centers mapped the curriculum to established competencies.

The modular design enables use in entirety or as stand-alone modules. Each module has a slide set and faculty guide with learning objectives, list of relevant competencies, talking points, and teaching aids. Microsoft Office formats enable users to adapt materials for integration into existing undergraduate courses or other educational offerings.

Alzheimer's Curriculum for Undergraduate Public Health Students

A Public Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias can help you educate and prepare the future public health workforce to address the Alzheimer’s crisis. This free curriculum developed by leaders in public health, is ready-to-use and easy to incorporate into your existing courses.

Module 1: Alzheimer’s and Dementia – A Public Health Crisis

Module 1 frames Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as a public health epidemic with a large and rapidly growing burden that bears significant impact on the nation.

Module 2: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias – The Basics

Module 2 describes Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias including symptoms, stages, risk factors, and diagnosis/management.

Module 3: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias – What is the Role of Public Health?

Module 3 discusses three tools of public health that may play a significant role in mitigating the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic: surveillance/monitoring, primary prevention, and early detection and diagnosis.

Module 4: Dementia Capable Systems and Dementia Friendly Communities

Module 4 addresses the public health response to the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic on a state and community level. The module describes the concept of a “dementia capable” system and explores how public health may support the development of such systems through public health research and translation, support services and programs, workforce training, and the creation of dementia-friendly communities.

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