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Approx. 13 hours to complete
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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

5 hours to complete

Welcome to the course and Module 1: Health Needs Assessment

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 43 min), 10 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Meet the Team (Optional): Samantha Alvarez Madrazo3m
Introductory video and welcome2m
Bradshaw's taxonomy of need4m
What is health needs assessment?5m
Who uses health needs assessment?4m
Example 1: A local health and wellbeing needs assessment6m
Example 2: A national healthcare needs assessment4m
Conclusion1m
Introducing health impact assessment3m
Introducing Health Equity Audit3m
10 readings
About Imperial College London & the FPHP Team5m
How to be successful in this course5m
Grading policy5m
Glossary5m
Examples of local and national HNAs15m
Examples of best practice in health needs assessment10m
E-tivity: Examples of health impact assessment20m
E-tivity: Guided analysis of a health impact assessment10m
Scoping in health impact assessment2m
E-tivity: Scoping in health impact assessment5m
4 practice exercises
Classifying need using Bradshaw's taxonomy20m
Health Needs Assessment20m
E-tivity: Scoping in health impact assessment10m
E-tivity: Scoping in health impact assessment10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Welcome to Module Two: Health Intelligence

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Routinely collected data and metadata6m
Non-routinely collected data (surveys and validated instruments)5m
Non-routinely collected data (bespoke survey design and governance)3m
Practitioner interview: Delivering a health needs assessment5m
Conclusion1m
3 readings
Open access data repositories (PHE Fingertips)15m
Open access data repositories (Gapminder and GHDx)10m
E-tivity: Prioritising health needs and interventions5m
3 practice exercises
Classifying data, information and intelligence15m
Pros and cons of routinely and non-routinely collected data20m
Prioritising health needs and interventions10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Welcome to Module Three: Evaluation in Public Health

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Types of evaluation: Outcome evaluation4m
Types of evaluation: Process and formative evaluation4m
Measuring quality in health care4m
The Donabedian approach to evaluation6m
The Logical Framework approach (the Logframe)5m
Practitioner interview: Evaluation in practice6m
Conclusion2m
1 reading
Using indicators in performance monitoring and management10m
2 practice exercises
Indicators of quality and performance20m
Classifying indicators using Donabedian20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Module 4: Analysis in Public Health

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Getting started in analysis (Double Diamond Method)5m
Practitioner Interview: Briefings in practice4m
Conclusion2m
1 reading
E-tivity: Public health analysis10m
1 practice exercise
Public health analysis30m

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