Journal article

The epidemiology workforce: are we planning for the future?

Alice R Rumbold, Catherine M Bennett, undefined Australasian Epidemiological Association Epidemiology Workforce Working Group

Australia and New Zealand Health Policy | Published : 2009


Epidemiology has a central role in public health practice, education and research, and is arguably the only discipline unique to public health. A strong perception exists among epidemiologists in Australia that there is a substantial shortage in epidemiological capacity within the health workforce and health research, and that there are few graduates with sufficient high-level epidemiological training to fill the educational and leadership roles that will be essential to building this capacity. It was this concern that led the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)--the peak professional body for epidemiologists in Australia and New Zealand--to convene a working group in 2007 to asse..

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