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Gaps in training in interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences and applications among undergraduate and graduate students in the 22 top-ranked schools of public health in China

Gaps in training in interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences and applications among undergraduate and graduate students in the 22 top-ranked schools of public health in China
Gaps in training in interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences and applications among undergraduate and graduate students in the 22 top-ranked schools of public health in China

The next generation of public health professionals requires rigorous training in behavioral health, in order to design effective behavioral interventions to respond effectively to the epidemiological transition in China. This study aimed to investigate issues in training in social and behavioral sciences in public health in China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1285 and 835 last-year undergraduate and graduate public health students in 2013. The results showed that (1) majority of undergraduate students but a minority of graduate students had enrolled in psychology, social medicine, and health promotion courses; (2) very few had enrolled in other social and behavioral sciences courses; (3) high percentages of students perceived significance, needs, and interests related to social sciences courses; (4) very few were familiar with commonly used behavioral health theories and constructs, or had applied such theories/constructs to their thesis. The situation deviates from international accreditation requirement. A timely review and benchmarking are warranted.

applications, China, interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences, students from schools of public health, training
1010-5395
252-265
Lau, Joseph T.F.
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Wang, Zixin
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Li, Jinghua
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Li, Jibin
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Cheng, Edith M.Y.
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Li, Chunrong
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Wang, Zixin
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Chan, Virginia W.Y.
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Li, Chunrong
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Lau, Joseph T.F., Wang, Zixin, Li, Jinghua, Li, Jibin, Cheng, Edith M.Y., Chan, Virginia W.Y., Cao, Wangnan, Fang, Yuan, Li, Chunrong and Qin, Pei (2018) Gaps in training in interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences and applications among undergraduate and graduate students in the 22 top-ranked schools of public health in China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 30 (3), 252-265. (doi:10.1177/1010539518766661).

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Abstract

The next generation of public health professionals requires rigorous training in behavioral health, in order to design effective behavioral interventions to respond effectively to the epidemiological transition in China. This study aimed to investigate issues in training in social and behavioral sciences in public health in China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1285 and 835 last-year undergraduate and graduate public health students in 2013. The results showed that (1) majority of undergraduate students but a minority of graduate students had enrolled in psychology, social medicine, and health promotion courses; (2) very few had enrolled in other social and behavioral sciences courses; (3) high percentages of students perceived significance, needs, and interests related to social sciences courses; (4) very few were familiar with commonly used behavioral health theories and constructs, or had applied such theories/constructs to their thesis. The situation deviates from international accreditation requirement. A timely review and benchmarking are warranted.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 10 April 2018
Published date: April 2018
Keywords: applications, China, interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences, students from schools of public health, training

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Local EPrints ID: 422102
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422102
ISSN: 1010-5395
PURE UUID: 3dc8fcf1-427f-4b7e-9ae8-62f180b740a6

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 08 Aug 2018 16:30

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Author: Joseph T.F. Lau
Author: Zixin Wang
Author: Jinghua Li
Author: Jibin Li
Author: Edith M.Y. Cheng
Author: Virginia W.Y. Chan
Author: Wangnan Cao
Author: Yuan Fang
Author: Chunrong Li
Author: Pei Qin

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