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J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(3):186-93. doi: 10.1080/08858190902876395.

Developing competencies for training practitioners in evidence-based cancer control.

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Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Department of Surgery and Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. rbrownson@wustl.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Competency-based education allows public health departments to better develop a workforce aimed at conducting evidence-based control cancer.

METHODS:

A 2-phased competency development process was conducted that systematically obtained input from practitioners in health departments and trainers in academe and community agencies (n = 60).

RESULTS:

Among the 26 competencies developed, 10 were rated at the beginner level, 12 were intermediate, and 4 were advanced. Community-level input competencies were seen as beginner level, whereas policy-related competencies were rated as advanced.

CONCLUSION:

Although adaptation to various audiences is needed, these competencies provide a foundation on which to build practitioner-focused training programs.

PMID:
19526405
PMCID:
PMC3877239
DOI:
10.1080/08858190902876395
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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