Imperial College London
Foundations of Public Health Practice: The Public Health Toolkit
Imperial College London

Foundations of Public Health Practice: The Public Health Toolkit

This course is part of Foundations of Public Health Practice Specialization

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Dr Richard J Pinder

Instructor: Dr Richard J Pinder

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

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

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There are 4 modules in this course

One of the core tools of public health practice is health needs assessment. In this module, you will learn how need is defined, and three key types of needs assessment: health needs assessment, health and wellbeing needs assessment, and healthcare needs assessment.

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11 videos10 readings4 quizzes1 app item5 discussion prompts3 plugins

In this module, you will learn about the field of public health intelligence: what it is, how it works and why it underpins almost everything that we do in public health practice. You'll hear about the public health intelligence cycle, and tools that we use to identify and contextualise data.

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6 videos3 readings3 quizzes2 app items1 discussion prompt4 plugins

What is evaluation in public health? This module will introduce you to several key types of evaluation in public health, including outcome evaluation, process evaluation, and formative evaluation. You will also learn how quality is measured in health care. At the end of the module, you will have the opportunity to undertake your own evaluation, in the form of a logframe matrix.

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8 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review2 app items1 plugin

In the final module of this course, you will learn about analysis in public health. Analysis is essentially breaking something down so it can be more easily understood, and in this module, you will learn different techniques for doing this. You will also learn about intelligence briefings, and will end the module by writing your own intelligence briefing.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review4 discussion prompts

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Dr Richard J Pinder
Imperial College London
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