Free course for self-paced study. Earn a certificate. A basic introduction to key aspects of the discipline of public health: Definitions; Epidemiology; Health systems; Evidence base for Public Health; Health Inequalities; Health Promotion; Workforce needs.
Free course for self-paced study. Earn a certificate. Learn about major disease patterns facing populations: global burden of disease; Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease; Neglected Tropical Diseases; Injury; Mental illness.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. Aims to inform about the dangers of climate change to Public Health and spur us to action: Climate change and human health; Climate change in the context of environmental sustainability; Climate change, policy and politics; What can we do?
This course is designed to help students learn how to collect information on the burden of injury in their setting, understand the causes and risk factors for injury, and develop and evaluate intervention programs relevant to their setting. This will be underpinned by the principles and characteristics of a public health approach to prevention.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. An inter-disciplinary educational resource to help healthcare professionals understand the size of the problem of physical inactivity in populations globally, the role of physical inactivity in disease causation and the benefits of exercise in treatment and prevention, and to encourage us to perform and evaluate interventions to increase physical activity in our settings.
Mental health issues universally concentrate amongst the poor and disadvantaged, as well as a strong gender bias towards women. There is much more that needs to be done to improve the lives and outcomes of those people who develop mental illness. The course aims to help you understand some of the risk factors, and size of the burden of mental illness and think about policies and interventions that can help tackle this neglected public health issue.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. The purpose of this course is to focus on Low- to Middle-Income Countries, in order to consider how informatics can be used to help tackle some of the health problems facing populations.
Structured access to online resources to help learning to help with Public Health practice. Developed by the Health Education Wessex in collaboration with the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine. Contains links to more than 150 web sites and resources.