The evaluation of educational programs serves as a mechanism to enhance student learning and professional success. Effective evaluation provides value to educators invested in improving their interventions, students invested in receiving high-quality education, future employers searching for well-trained team members. One critical public health topic for students to understand well so it can be better addressed by future public health professionals is human trafficking. Human trafficking not only affects individuals but society in significant ways. Educating public health students on the significant and increasing problem is key to victim identification and intervention. Estimates indicate over 80% of trafficked victims interact with health care professionals at some point in their experience, and these workers need an understanding of the issues involved. This capstone integrative learning experience involved evaluation of a Human Trafficking Self-Guided Education Module (HTSGEM) developed by a Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) alumni to educate public health students on human trafficking. The evaluation of this educational intervention involved a pre-test and post-test of student knowledge on human trafficking. Public health students (N=12) had 10 minutes to answer a paper questionnaire with sixteen (16) printed questions for the pre-test. After the pre-test, students watched a thirty (30) minute Human Trafficking Self-Guided Education Module (HTSGEM) and then had 10 minutes for the post-test. Individual scores were analyzed and compared. Pre-test awareness was low, with significant improvement post-test. Described in this report is a comparison of both pre and post-test results and a statement on findings to aid decisions on future evaluations and curriculum implementation.
Recommended CitationAdu-Beko, Princess and Plover, PhD, MSN, MPH, MSN-RN-BC, Colin, "Evaluation of a Human Trafficking Educational Intervention at Thomas Jefferson University for Public Health Students" (2020). Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations. Presentation 319.