Imperial College London
Foundations of Public Health Practice: Health Protection
Imperial College London

Foundations of Public Health Practice: Health Protection

Dr Richard J Pinder

Instructor: Dr Richard J Pinder

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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8 hours (approximately)
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There are 3 modules in this course

This fourth course, "Health Protection", part of the wider Foundations of Public Health Practice specialisation, is designed to introduce learners to the area of operational and strategic health protection. This first module, entitled "Water, sanitation and infectious diseases" introduces learners to WASH-based initiatives before, in the second lesson, bringing learners up to speed on basic microbiology and the science that underpins communicable disease control.

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12 videos12 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This fourth course, "Health Protection", part of the wider Foundations of Public Health Practice specialisation, is designed to introduce learners to the area of operational and strategic health protection. This second module, entitled "Vaccines and communicable disease control" will cover the science and practice of vaccines. In the first lesson learners are introduced to the evidence-base and impact that vaccines have had on morbidity globally. Some of the main global players are also introduced before discussion of the ethical implications of mandatory vaccination (building on learning from the first course of this specialisation "The Public Health Approach"). Bringing all of the learning on this course together, the second lesson introduces communicable disease control and the management of health protection incidents.

What's included

7 videos10 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

This fourth course, "Health Protection", part of the wider Foundations of Public Health Practice specialisation, is designed to introduce learners to the area of operational and strategic health protection. This third module, entitled "Environmental hazards and strategic health protection threats" examines the non-communicable disease elements of health protection - with an introduction to CBRN and exploration of the public health approach in the context of major incidents and health emergencies. In the first lesson learners are introduced to the emerging public health topic of air quality: with specific exploration of the collision of circumstances leading to London's Ultra Low Emission Zone. The second lesson moves into CBRN with a case study of the Fukushima Daiichi radiological incident of 2011.

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5 videos6 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (28 ratings)
Dr Richard J Pinder
Imperial College London
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