Course in Public Health

Best 19 Courses in Public Health 2017

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A course is an educational program usually taken to further career goals after completing high school. Courses may also be required by employers for higher pay or promotions and may be necessary for various fields.

What is a course in public health? This type of course of study covers the general health of a population in several different areas, including disease control, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Courses available in public health usually include audiology, athletic training, physiology, chiropracty, emergency response, dental assisting and many more. Depending on the level of program they are in, students may be required to participate in lab exercises, method practice, and scientific writing. Usually, courses can be found in both traditional classrooms and online and take between eight weeks and five years to complete.

Taking a course in public health typically brings students several benefits. These include up-to-date licensure requirements and higher pay. These courses can also be used to obtain knowledge and training in the health field to move into better employment opportunities.

The cost of a course depends on factors that include the school a student chooses and the location. Contacting your school of choice is the best way to understand future financial obligations.

When all course requirements of a public health degree or certificate are completed, students may find jobs in a large number of areas. Dental and medical assistants, radiologists, EMTs, nutritionists, home health aides, and nurse midwives are just a few of the many public health jobs available in private and hospital settings. Many graduates may find public health administration employment in public and private agencies.

Taking a course in public health leads to beneficial outcomes for a student’s career, so get started on the next step today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course: Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research

Elevate Health
Online Part time 3 weeks November 2017 Netherlands Netherlands Online

In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. [+]

Courses in Public Health. Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognostic studies in a systematic review and meta analysis is beneficial for health care professionals seeking the best evidence. Reviews of prognostic studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models. Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognostic studies, have recently been made. In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you'll should be able to: √ Explain the rationale for performing a systematic review of prognostic studies √ List the key steps of a systematic review of prognostic studies √ Formulate a focused review question addressing a prognostic problem √ Systematically search the literature √ Critically appraise the evidence from primary prognostic studies √ Formulate the difficulties of meta-analysis of prognostic research √ Meta-analyses of performance of prognostic models √ Meta-analyses of the added value of specific prognostic factors Accreditation... [-]

Pre Access to Higher Education – Health and Social Care

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and [+]

Working in the health and care professions is a rewarding experience. Your first step to a career in health and care starts at Kensington and Chelsea College. You may have been out of education for a while in which case the Pre Access and Access course will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress into Higher Education in a health-related field. Course Overview This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and responsibilities of care and support workers. The course also includes Math and English qualifications designed to prepare learners for study at a higher level. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Thu 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

Course in Developing Happiness

MECAT
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Be happy and effective at the personal, social, and career level! This course provides 65 tips that can reduce negative thinking and stress and change your mentality when you are under pressure. Enjoy learning how to cope with difficult situations, be more self-confident, forgive, and live happy. [+]

Courses in Public Health. About the Course Be happy and effective at the personal, social, and career level! This course provides 65 tips that can reduce negative thinking and stress and change your mentality when you are under pressure. Enjoy learning how to cope with difficult situations, be more self-confident, forgive, and live happy. Target Audience Individuals yearning to live happily including entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, students, team leaders, or team members who are looking for self-improvement. Learning Objectives This course guides you to develop happiness through interesting methods. It focuses on reducing stress, coping with difficult situations, well-being, self-confidence, self-esteem, anger management, and developing an attitude of forgiveness. Optional Online/Distance Learning Attendance Students are also permitted to enroll in this course on an online/distance learning basis. [-]

Summer Course: International Health

VIA Summer School
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Get a unique chance to collaborate with other professions. The programme includes theory and visits to elder care centres which are at the forefront of using health- and welfare technologies. [+]

Summer Course: International Health Get a unique chance to collaborate with other professions. The programme includes theory and visits to elder care centres which are at the forefront of using health- and welfare technologies. You will be taught by some of the most gifted researchers in health care and welfare technology and will get a chance to get out of the classroom and experience the Danish welfare system. The theme of the international Health Summer School 2017 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia. Throughout the course there is an interprofessional approach to the theme. You will deal with questions like: How to implement person-centered care in your professional work? What kind of psychosocial interventions is used in dementiacare? How can health and welfare technology help people with dementia maintain autonomy in their lives? What are the benefits and disadvantages for the individual citizen? When is health technology ethically acceptable? Teaching style The programme includes both theoretical presentations on campus and visits to elder care centres and hospitals. Your learning process will be supported by teambuilding, reflection groups, and presentations in workshops. Participation will give you access to professional input, new networks and an appreciation of the varying perspectives that result from cultural differences. Learn about Denmark the fun way In afternoon and evenings, tutors arrange a variety of events to expand your knowledge of Danish cuisine, nature and culture and to promote cultural exchange between students from many countries.... [-]

Course in Occupational Health in Developing Countries

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial activity is increasing, but the health and safety of workers is hardly discussed. [+]

Courses in Public Health. This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial activity is increasing, but the health and safety of workers is hardly discussed. The course will teach you basic knowledge of occupational health and how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries, which are caused by working conditions in developing countries. After the course, you will understand: the basic concepts of occupational health; the tasks and structure of occupational health services; the most important risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces globally; the major occupational diseases; the different steps in risk assessment at the workplace; the association between workplace exposure and health effects; and the main steps in preventing exposure to health hazards in the work environment. Understand the role of different actors in occupational health Through this course, you will be able to understand the interaction between the actors within occupational health, including employers, employees, health and safety personnel, occupational health services, occupational health clinics and the Labor Inspection. You will also reflect on occupational health from a global perspective and know how to work on the issue in a low-income setting. The course has been developed in association with: Simon Mamuya, Gloria Sakwari, Vera Ngowi and Alexander Tungu of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Wakgari Deressa of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Akwilina Kayumba of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority, Dar... [-]

Short Course in Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies. It aims to enable students to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to the critical assessment and management of the problems and to develop and evaluate strategies for their prevention and control. [+]

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies 3 good reasons to study 1. You will learn from specialists who have extensive experience in the field. 2. Maintaining and improving the health situation of vulnerable populations lies at the heart of most aid projects, especially during a humanitarian emergency. 3. Humanitarian professionals must be equipped with sufficient basic knowledge to be able to identify and monitor health problems during crises, and to develop effective and appropriate intervention strategies in complex situations. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies. It aims to enable students to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to the critical assessment and management of the problems and to develop and evaluate strategies for their prevention and control. Course Outline common public health problems: context and constraints to their management in emergencies rapid needs assessment, setting priorities, goals and objectives calculating key indicators of the health status of a population health information systems in emergencies the primary health care approach to humanitarian emergencies environmental health planning and management in emergencies common epidemic communicable diseases surveillance and control in emergencies managing specific disease outbreaks effect of disasters on food security risk factors for malnutrition in complex emergencies. methods of assessing food security and nutritional status in emergency situations. current approaches to the management of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency disorders reproductive health for displaced populations gender-based violence HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections - approaches to prevention, control and management mental health Health... [-]

Certificate in Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks January 2018 USA USA Online

We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. [+]

Courses in Public Health. Learn Principles of Genetics and Gain an Understanding of How Traits are Passed from OneGeneration to the Next We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. After we've established this foundation, we'll survey the anatomy and physiology of each of our 11 organ systems. You'll learn how our nervous system allows us to receive, process, and interpret sensation and send messages to our muscles and glands. We'll cover the skeletal and muscular systems, learning how they make movement possible, and also about some of their little-known but equally essential functions. This course explains how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together to provide our bodies with the oxygen our tissues need, and how they work together with the skin and kidneys to rid our bodies of wastes. You'll learn how our bodies fight off diseases, and how our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy and the tissues of our bodies. We'll also spend time on the endocrine system, which supplies the hormones we need for our survival, and the reproductive system, that group of organs that allows life to be passed on to another generation. We'll also discuss functions of the different organ systems that you'll probably find surprising. In addition, each lesson includes information about specific disorders that sometimes happen to... [-]

Accredited IOSH - Managing Safely Course with Exam

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Langley Marish

Obtain certification and knowledge to create a safer working environment for your team members according to guidelines set out by The Institute of Occupational Health and Safety with this IOSH Managing Safely qualification. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? This course is designed to give supervisors, managers and team leaders the knowledge they need to manage the health and safety of themselves and their teams. The exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions and a practical assessment which needs to be completed and sent back within 2 weeks of course completion. Recognise the importance of managing health and safety in a workplace environment. Understand the legalities of implementing a health and safety management strategy in a workplace setting. Understand the individual responsibilities of managers and supervisors. Recognise health and safety risks that may present themselves in the workplace environment. Know the difference between “active” and “reactive” monitoring and recognise when and how to use these different monitoring approaches correctly and to optimum effect. Who is it intended for? This qualification is perfect for you if you’re a manager or supervisor in any industry and you need to prove your understanding of health and safety best practices to help create a safer working environment. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? This course can be combined with other health and safety qualifications depending on career development goals. Students who have the IOSH Managing Safely certification can function in roles such as health and safety manager, health, safety & facilities manager and health, safety & compliance manager. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who... [-]

Accredited IOSH - Working Safely Course with Exam

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Langley Marish

Become accredited by Europe’s leading health and safety body, The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) by exploring the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace. [+]

Courses in Public Health. What are the objectives of this course? The course is designed to promote basic awareness of health and safety best practice in the workplace. Upon completion of the course, students will sit an exam which they will need to pass to gain certification. The exam consists of 10 multiple choice questions and a hazard spotting exercise. Recognise the need to work safely. Take preventative action and implement precautionary measures so as to not put themselves or others at risk. Recognise the importance of taking the appropriate precautions to prevent any health and safety issues from arising in the workplace. Use appropriate workplace precautions and preventative measures in order to create a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment. Understand emergency procedures and accident plans in their place of work and ensure that individual responsibilities are clearly understood in the event of a health and safety incident. Appreciate how industry affects the environment and list the ways in which individuals can minimise pollution and waste. Who is it intended for? This course is for any employee working within an organisation, it is especially suited to those who are looking to upskill and show their understanding of their own health and safety responsibilities with a recognised certification. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Once students have passed the IOSH Working Safely qualification they can apply for a CSCS green Labourer card, they can also study further health and safety qualifications. They will... [-]

SRHR: Policy, Governance and Financing (SRHR POL)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course looks at the the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV, the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. [+]

What are the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV? How can one negotiate the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. In this blended course, that combines classroom sessions with e-learning, you identify SRHRrelated international agreements, development commitments and financial mechanisms, and analyse how these influence national policies and plans and vice versa. You will perform an SRHR strategic policy review from a multi-stakeholder perspective, addressing governance and financing structures and their implications for planning and managing the responses. This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. There are scholarships available from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for this course. [-]

Course in Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From Evidence to Action

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues. [+]

Courses in Public Health. Why join the course? At a time of global concern over emerging infectious and chronic diseases, it is important to remember that millions of women and children continue to die every year from conditions that are easily preventable and treatable. This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues. Explore the lifecycle from birth to adulthood The course will run over six weeks, exploring the lifecycle from birth to adulthood, to look at adolescent, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Each week will focus on a different area, inviting you to discuss the most recent data, and the current policy, programme and research debates that inform action to improve health outcomes. At the end of the course we will reflect on the importance of lifecycle thinking for women, children and adolescents in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Get multiple perspectives on maternal and child health The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is the central hub for women’s and children’s health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and comprises more than 150 academics working around the world in 100 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In this course, you will hear from MARCH Centre experts in a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, anthropology, medicine and public health. Contributors include: Professor... [-]

Health Policy and Financing (HP&F)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. Content This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralisation, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS... [-]

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis (ADHS)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO). [+]

Courses in Public Health. If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Location and dates Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 14-25 August 2017 Course fee: 1810 Euro Early Bird fee: 1540 Euro (if paid before 1 May 2017) Content Participants will be equipped to analyse disrupted health systems in complex emergencies, discuss humanitarian aid and politics, human rights policies, and strategies and plans of key actors. Protracted crises, mainly those labelled ‘complex emergencies’, have a severe impact on health systems and all their constituent parts such as policy development, planning, human resources, financing, management, infrastructure and support systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving conditions increase uncertainty. Health professionals often have limited experience analysing the major features and distortions of disrupted health systems. Learning from the successes and failures in health sectors of countries facing similar crises can be difficult because lessons that could be relevant are not always well-documented. This course focuses on analysing disrupted health systems, reviewing their main components, identifying key weaknesses, and discussing policy and strategy options... [-]

Analysing Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments (AHS FCE)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on analysing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. Content Over one billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Conflict and fragility have a severe and devastating impact on health systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving events increase uncertainty. This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. This comprehensive analysis considers the bigger challenges that confront health systems in chronic crisis: the damage at all of their levels and in their main components, the limited legitimacy and capacity of national authorities, and the unique opportunities for addressing their main weaknesses and distortions. The course uses case-studies, learning from successes and failures in health sectors of countries experiencing a variety of crises. The course takes a critical look at humanitarian as well as development aid and its politics. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. This course can be followed... [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments (HPGF FCE)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 - 5 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

Courses in Public Health. If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline... [-]