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What you will learn

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    Use the principles which underpin public health as a discipline in order to articulate public health objectives 

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    Apply appropriate health protection, health improvement and disease prevention interventions in order to improve public health programmes  

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Instructor

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Dr Richard J Pinder 

Consultant Public Health Physician
School of Public Health
1,087 Learners
7 Courses

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Imperial College London

Start working towards your Master's degree

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 assessment5m
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)10m
Open access data repositories (Gapminder and GHDx)10m
E-tivity: Prioritising health needs and interventions5m
3 practice exercises
Classifying data, information and intelligence20m
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

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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