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About the Course

The Public Health Approach course is the first instalment of the wider Foundations of Public Health Practice specialisation from Imperial College London's Global Master of Public Health (MPH). The scope and content of this course has been developed from the ground up by a combined team of academics and practitioners drawing on decades of real-world public health experience as well as deep academic knowledge. Through short video lectures, practitioner interviews and a wide range of interactive activities, learners will be immersed in the world of public health practice. Designed for those new to the discipline, over four modules (intended for four weeks of learning), learners will become familiar with the scope, origins, ethics, principles and paradigms of public health practice. But there is also important foundational content for those coming from more experienced practitioner backgrounds. The 'Public Health Approach' is a phrase that is used widely to describe an up-stream, preventive, values-driven and evidence-based approach to improving population health. By the end of this course, learners will be confident with identifying and describing a wide range of public health challenges using the language and reference points of the public health profession. The subsequent courses require the knowledge from this course, as learners will be introduced to the public health toolkit of health needs assessment and evaluation, before taking deeper dives into behaviour change and health protection....

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Sep 18, 2020

Nice course. However, I finished my peer review assignment 4 days ago, and I am still yet to get a grade. I have reviewed 7 assignments so I do not understand why mine has not been reviewed.

Sep 24, 2020

This was an excellent survey course in the basics of Public Health. It is not easy! Prof. Pinder and the rest of his crew are very articulate and clear. They make it look easy. It isn't!

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By Weronika S

Aug 9, 2020

Perfect course, full of useful information. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.

By Nsisong O

May 22, 2020

The course was easy to understand & impactful. Excellent work Imperial college!

By Tim F

Nov 19, 2020

Great course. Excellent foundational material. Learned a lot in this class!


Mar 16, 2021


Remarkable, clear, assertive and innovative.


Dec 9, 2020

It was a good challenge ,, encourage everyone to focus more

By Renan M d M

May 8, 2021

Excelente forma para começar a estudar sobre saúde pública

By James E M I

Jul 26, 2021

Help get a better understanding of my working area.

By Samantha H

Nov 4, 2020

Thank you for a great course!

Samantha Henry


By Lu-Ann L M

Oct 16, 2020

Eeducation is the fear of God.Thanks Coursera.

By Margaret M B B

Dec 1, 2020

Very informative and helpful. I learned a lot

By Omar H

Dec 8, 2020

Very well organised and highly informative!

By Merry L

Aug 27, 2021

comprehensive material and great delivery!

By Elisa H

May 19, 2020

Very good and complete introduction on PH.

By Tanvir A

Dec 11, 2020



Nov 17, 2021

great course , very interesting program

By Shaukat A

Jun 7, 2020

Very good course. Thanks for teachers.

By James S

Mar 8, 2021

Good lectures and course structure.

By Joanna B

Oct 19, 2020

Good introduction to Public Health!

By Janet M

Mar 12, 2021

Loved every bit of the modules.

By syed a

Jun 25, 2020

very productive for beginners.

By Jasper E

Nov 1, 2020

Highly engaging and tasking.

By Dimpho P K

Oct 13, 2020

i enjoyed this course a lot

By Abhishek L

Jul 14, 2020

Useful and Excellent course


Jul 7, 2020

was an amazing experience

By Ahmedsaki B A

Aug 27, 2020

it very good application