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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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5 Results in Public Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Public Health are assured progression to a UAB graduate public health degree program upon submi ... [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Public Health are assured progression to a UAB graduate public health degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program.

All students in the MPH programs are required to meet the Biological Basis of Public Health Competency Requirement. There are several ways in which this requirement can be met:

A previously earned medical, dental, nursing or dietetics degree (registered or registration eligible dieticians only). Extensive and substantial education, earning grades of B or better in biological/biomedical courses. Take the Biological Basis of Public Health Exam, earning a grade of 70 or better. ... [-]
USA Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

International Year One in Public Health will prepare you to enter next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfu ... [+]

International Year One in Public Health will prepare you to enter next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components:

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program 32 credit hours apply from Pathway 88 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program 16 credit hours apply from Pathway 104 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $14,030 Class hours: 9-13 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: This program leads to the bachelor's degree in Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Olinda School

This course takes place throughout the year, except during the first half of January and the second half of July. The course lasts a minimum of four weeks and may be exte ... [+]

This course takes place throughout the year, except during the first half of January and the second half of July. The course lasts a minimum of four weeks and may be extended at the discretion of the student. The course includes two weeks of intensive Portuguese classes and lectures on health addressing tropical diseases, public health, the government’s Family Health Program (PSF) and the doctor-patient relationship. The goal of this program is to engage the student and help them understand the reality of public health in Brazil. For this reason, the student will conduct a survey of the most common diseases in a number of different local communities, prepare and develop prevention workshops and produce a final report listing the difficulties faced by these communities when they need to access the public health system, specifically the PSF. Students will have the opportunity to work with the Instituto Solidare in Recife. In order for students to gain a broader understanding of the reality of Brazilian public health, they will also work in a small town in the interior of Pernambuco, Panelas. Upon arrival, students will be entitled to transportation from the airport to their homestay.... [-]

Brazil Olinda
March 2020
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, str ... [+]

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies, and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

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.

Content

How can policymakers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organizational development contribute to the performance of health workers?

The quality of health service delivery depends largely on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment, and drugs. Policymakers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyze organizational culture and behavior and to identify appropriate leadership skills.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
February 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
The College, Swansea University

Health Science courses at Swansea University are aimed at multi-professionals. The courses encompass a range of fields, including public health and policy, healthcare, la ... [+]

Health Science courses at Swansea University are aimed at multi-professionals. The courses encompass a range of fields, including public health and policy, healthcare, law and management. The College of Human and Health Science's mission is to conduct leading research, deliver high-quality educational programmes and promote an evidence-based clinical practice that contributes to the health, social well being and prosperity of the communities of South West Wales and beyond.

For pathways leading to Master's in Public Health & Management, The College is pleased to now be able to offer a selection of Pre-Master's programmes designed to suit different admissions requirements;... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus