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.
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....
Hear the latest expert evidence from The Lancet Maternal Health Series and learn what you can do to improve maternal healthcare.
Improve the quality of and access to maternal health services.
Imagine a woman in a remote village, perhaps in Africa or South Asia. She’s giving birth at home with a relative. Without access to drugs or transport, she could die. While maternal deaths have nearly halved in the past 25 years worldwide, thanks to the increased use of maternity services, progress has not been universal.
This online course explores the state of maternal health globally, based on The Lancet Maternal Health Series. You will review the latest evidence from experts, and learn what is needed to ensure good-quality, woman-centered maternal healthcare for all.
What topics will you cover?
The shifting burden of the epidemiology of global maternal health, how it has changed and key drivers
Capability and coverage of maternal health care including where and how women give birth; linking women to routine and emergency care; facility capability and staffing
Quality maternal health care and how it relates to evidence-based medicine and respectful care
Poor quality maternal health care including “too much, too soon” and “too little, too late”, and how care can be improved
Navigating the future of global maternal health including evolving priorities, challenges, and opportunities in the Sustainable Development
Goal era including shocks; innovations; partnership and advocacy; financing; developing better data collection and research
What will you achieve?
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
The Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of cases of microcephaly in newborns in South America, and this outbreak has now been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. With global attention towards this disease increasing rapidly, it is becoming clear that there is limited knowledge around how the carriers, or vectors, of Zika, are best avoided and controlled.
Focus on the Zika virus
This free online course will begin by considering the science behind the outbreak to try to understand where the Zika virus has come from, its symptoms, and its effect on infected individuals. Our attention will then turn towards the vector primarily responsible for transmission of Zika: the Aedes mosquito....
This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial a
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 are hardly discussed. The course will teach you the 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
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
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....
Requires a total of 18 hours in the courses across five core areas of Public Health: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental, Social and Behavioral Science, and Health
Public Health Minor
Requires a total of 18 hours in the courses across five core areas of Public Health: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental, Social and Behavioral Science, and Health Policy and Management. Fifteen hours should be in HLTH courses with at least 3 hours from 3000 level or above elective courses. This minor may be completed entirely online.
HLTH 1306 - Introduction to Public Health
HLTH 2302 - Environmental Health and Awareness
HLTH 3301 - Epidemiology
HLTH 3311 - Communicable and Chronic Diseases
HLTH 4308 - Introduction to Biostatistics
Elective Choices (pick any one of the following courses)
HLTH 3312 - Health Considerations of Special Populatio...
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.
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....
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.
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:
120 credit hour program
32 credit hours apply from Pathway
88 credit hours remaining toward a degree
120 credit hour program
16 credit hours apply from Pathway
104 credit hours remaining toward a degree
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.