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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

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 SES10m
How deprivation is quantified10m
Deprivation: masking and the limitations of inference10m
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
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

About the Foundations of Public Health Practice Specialization

This specialisation will enable you to reflect on and cultivate the behaviours you require to become an effective public health professional –whether as an academic, practitioner, clinician, manager or leader.The specialisation is shaped into four courses covering the origins of public health, health improvement, behaviour change, and health protection. The specialisation will draw upon learning from the Statistics for Public Health and Epidemiology for Public Health specialisations, and builds the foundations of public health knowledge. By the end of this specialisation, you will be able to: 1.Use the principles which underpin public health as a discipline in order to articulate public health objectives; 2.Critically analyse public health challenges using data and health intelligence in order to characterise need and prioritise actions for key stakeholders 3.Devise effective interventions using behaviour change theory and other public health approaches in order to improve population health outcomes; 4.Assess both operational and strategic health protection threats in order to recommend appropriate management actions to relevant parties; 5.Reflect upon one's own professional skills, attitudes, and behaviours in order to improve leadership capability and personal effectiveness in public healthpractice; 6.Apply appropriate health protection, health improvement and disease prevention interventions in order to improve public health programmes....
Foundations of Public Health Practice

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