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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education and Training. Presenter(s): Mark Edgar, PhD, Sue Kunferman, RN. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


Professionalism is so important that the Association of Schools of Public Health built it into the competency model for aspiring Master of Public Health students and the Public Health Leadership Society Code of Ethics included professional competence as one of its 12 principles.

Professionalism is very important for new public health workers and for students working towards their MPH degree. In this training experts from the field were interviewed and a variety of public health professionals discuss realistic situations and scenarios regarding professionalism in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the characteristics of professional behavior in the workplace.

• Review the Public Health Leadership Society Code of Ethics.

• Recognize the definition of professionalism.

• Review the Council on Linkages Competencies related to professionalism and ethical practice.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.