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Subtitles: English

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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

3 hours to complete

Module One: Water, sanitation and infectious diseases

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 47 min), 12 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Meet the Team (Optional): Samantha Alvarez Madrazo3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Lisa Danquah3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Helen Skirrow2m
Introduction to the course3m
An introduction to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)3m
WASH: The right to clean water3m
WASH: Working towards universal sanitation2m
WASH: Hygiene and hand washing3m
SHEWA-B: WASH in Bangladesh5m
Unintended consequences: Hepatitis C in Egypt4m
Practitioner interview: Working in WASH5m
12 readings
About Imperial College London & the FPHP Team5m
How to be successful in this course5m
Grading policy5m
The importance of water and sanitation15m
Conclusions on WASH10m
Vectors, pathogens and microbiology10m
Waterborne and foodborne diseases10m
The terminology of infection5m
Transmission and infection in communicable disease10m
Intervention opportunities10m
2 practice exercises
Pathogens and disease15m
Dynamics and control of infectious diseases15m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module Two: Vaccines and management of communicable disease

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Vaccine preventable disease4m
Vaccines in childhood5m
Health protection outbreak scenario: Introduction59s
Health protection outbreak scenario: Conclusion2m
Vulnerability in communicable disease5m
Conclusion to the module1m
10 readings
Welcome to the module3m
Vaccinology and key terminology5m
The global impact of vaccinations15m
The MMR controversy and the anti-vaccination movement10m
Conclusions on vaccination10m
Defining and detecting outbreaks10m
Notification of infectious disease and case definitions5m
Public health actions10m
Outbreak response to norovirus10m
An overview of incident mangement10m
1 practice exercise
Health protection in practice30m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module Three: Environmental hazards and strategic health protection threats

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Air quality in London6m
Air quality in industrialising countries4m
Fukushima and the public health impacts4m
Conclusions to the course2m
6 readings
An introduction to strategic health protection10m
Air quality work in the European Union10m
An introduction to CBRNe10m
Fukushima and long term health consequences10m
Major incidents and emergency planning10m
Course 5: The Emerging Public Health Practitioner10m



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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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