1st Edition

Advancing Professional Development through CPE in Public Health

By Ira Nurmala, Yashwant V. Pathak Copyright 2020
    208 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The education division is a prominent part of the public health profession. It focuses on educating individuals and communities to promote health and prevent disease. The educators are drawn from a diverse range of disciplines and defined as professionally prepared individuals who serve in a variety of roles using appropriate educational strategies and methods to facilitate the development of policies, procedures, interventions, and systems conducive to the health of individuals.This unique volume in the Global Science Education Series describes some of the challenges faced by this profession in helping the audience to understand public health and solve health issues.

    Key Features:

    • Aids researchers in designing an evaluation study in CPE for health professions and related fields
    • Presents data on how public health practice comprises of individuals working together toward promoting population health
    • Covers continuing professional education in the US and how it can be adopted globally
    • Discusses the Kirkpatrick’s four-level evaluation model at length
    • Demonstrates how questionnaires are preferable in evaluating CPE programs due to their cost effectiveness and being user friendly

    Public Health Education in the USA; Continuing Professional Education; The Importance of Continuing Professional Education for Professional Development of the Public Health Professional; TPB and CPE; Learning Culture; Community of Practice; Electronic Community of Practice; Research involving CPE in Health Sciences


    Dr. Nurmala has over 19 years of academic experience as a lecturer including the time she got education in public health field during her bachelor, master and PhD program in 3 different countries (Indonesia, The Netherlands and United States). She received a Fulbright presidential scholarship for her PhD and a scholarship from the Netherlands’ government for her master. She is currently a Vice dean of research, publication and partnership at Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga. Dr. Ira Nurmala is a scholar, researcher and lecturer in public health majoring in health promotion with the special interest in continuing education for professionals, youth’s health and in a peer educator program. Her major accomplishment in the last 5 years as follows:

    1. A published book in health promotion
    2. A published module for youth in peer education program
    3. Nine research projects in health promotion
    4. Six international conference’s proceeding
    5. Six articles in a national journal
    6. Five international articles in international journals


    Dr. Pathak has over 11 years of versatile administrative experience in an academic setting as Dean (and over 17 years as faculty and as a researcher in higher education after his Ph.D) and has worked in student admission, academic affairs, research, graduate programs, Chair of the International Working group for USF Health (consisting of USF Medical, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy colleges), Director of nano Center and now holds the position for Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Dr. Yashwant Pathak is an internationally recognized scholar, researcher and educator in the areas of Health care education, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery Systems and Nutraceuticals. His major achievements in 2015-2017 in international area includes

    1. Fulbright Senior Scholar Core Fellowship Award 2015-2016 for Indonesia (visiting Ubaya University, Surabaya, Indonesia from Jan till July 2017)
    2. Endeavour Executive fellowship by Australian Government 2015 in collaboration with Deakin University to work on siRNA delivery
    3. CNPQ Brazil Government Fellowship, visiting PUCRS in Porto Alegre every year for one month from 2015 till 2017 working on space pharmaceuticals and microgravity impact on stability of drug delivery systems
    4. Outstanding Achievement Award for Global Engagement by University of South Florida, a unique award given to only one faculty/administrator annually
    5. Fellow of NSF I-Corps USF 2016
    6. Outstanding faculty Award for USF March 2017
    7. Fulbright Specialist fellowship 2019 for South Africa

    Dr Pathak has edited several books in the field of Nanotechnology (Springer) and Drug Delivery Systems (CRC Press), Antibody mediated drug delivery systems (John Wiley and Sons) and in the field of Nutraceuticals (Taylor and Francis), Artificial neural network(Elsevier) and conflict resolution and cultural studies, with over 150 research publications, reviews, chapters, abstracts and articles in educational research. He has authored many popular articles published in newspapers and magazines.