About this Course

79,032 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

Offered by

Placeholder

Imperial College London

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up96%(1,085 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Welcome to the course and Module 1: The public health approach

4 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 94 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
22 videos
Meet the Team (Optional): Samantha Alvarez Madrazo3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Katharine Collet3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Talia Boshari3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Carolyn Sharpe3m
Welcome to the course: The Public Health Approach1m
Breaking down public health: conceptual frameworks and the four domain model6m
An introduction to health improvement (domain 1)5m
An introduction to health protection (domain 2)5m
An introduction to healthcare public health (domain 3)4m
An introduction to health intelligence (domain 4)2m
Practitioner interview: the domains of public health, why are they important?1m
A history of public health: origins and genesis4m
A history of public health: the modern world5m
A movement for global health6m
International governance5m
What is ethics?5m
Ethics in public health practice2m
Utilitarianism in public health5m
An introduction to social justice5m
The challenge of autonomy in public health practice6m
Conclusion1m
10 readings
About Imperial College London & the FPHP Team5m
How to be successful in this course5m
Grading policy5m
Glossary5m
Examples of health improvement activities10m
Examples of health protection activities10m
Examples of healthcare public health activities10m
Examples of health intelligence activities30m
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)15m
A public health approach to ethics10m
2 practice exercises
Categorising public health initiatives30m
Ethics in public health practice20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Welcome to Module 2: The wider determinants of health

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Socio-economic status (SES)6m
Deprivation - a spatial measure4m
Equity and equality4m
Examples and implications of inequality6m
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)5m
Conclusions2m
5 readings
The Marmot Report and the social determinants of health10m
Causal pathways and complexity in public health practice10m
International comparisons of SES15m
How deprivation is quantified10m
Deprivation: masking and the limitations of inference15m
3 practice exercises
The wider determinants30m
Socioeconomic Status15m
Deprivation20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Module 3: Prevention and early identification

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Resilience3m
Introducing screening: definition and approaches4m
The epidemiological implications of screening5m
Risks, bias and consequences of screening6m
The Wilson-Jungner Criteria for screening programmes7m
Practitioner interview: Screening in practice4m
The Prevention Paradox & Conclusion2m
2 readings
Prevention and early intervention10m
Improving awareness and uptake of screening programmes30m
1 practice exercise
Screening20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Welcome to Module 4: Politics and policy in public health

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Practitioner interview: Power and politics4m
Sources of power and types of authority in public health practice4m
Approaches to influencing effectively3m
Stakeholder mapping and influencing4m
Stakeholder mapping and influencing3m
Practitioner interview: Working with stakeholders2m
Conclusion to the course1m
2 readings
Where do you stand politically?15m
Collaborating in public health: the example of climate change10m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE: THE PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH

View all reviews

About the Foundations of Public Health Practice Specialization

Foundations of Public Health Practice

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.