Transdisciplinary Training in Health Research: Distinctive Features and Future Directions
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The malaria and AIDS epidemics, rising cancer, diabetes, and obesity rates are but some of the tremendously complex global health challenges of the twenty-first century. Since these challenges do not lie in the domain of any one academic discipline, many scholars have recognized that if they are to be tackled effectively, a new generation of scientists and health promotion practitioners must be trained to ensure that they have the requisite conceptual, methodological, and interpersonal skills to enable them to bridge traditional discipline-based, regional, and cultural boundaries (Nash, 2008; Nash et al., 2003; National Academy of Sciences, 2003; von Ruschkowski, 2003).
KeywordsAcademic Discipline Social Ecology Disciplinary Perspective Curricular Component Postdoctoral Trainee
The authors thank the editors for the helpful comments on earlier versions of the chapter.
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