Public Health: Introduction


Course Information

This is an introductory course intended to introduce students to the multi-disciplinary aspects of public health. The course will provide a history of public health, an introduction to the core principles and competencies of public health, ethical and legal basis of public health, implementing, monitoring and assessing and carrying out health promotion education and wellness. Upon completing the course, students are expected to broad understanding and skills to engage in health promotion and advocacy.

Introduction to Public Health

History of Public Health vs. Populations Health

Public Health Principles and Approaches

Core Competencies of Public Health

Public Health Ethics

Legal Foundation & Governance of Public Health

Epidemiology, Bio-Stats and Interpretation of Data

Public Health Intervention/Programs: Implementation & Assessment

Surveillance and Monitoring in Public Health

Infectious and Chronic Diseases

Outbreaks, Epidemics and Pandemics

Health Promotion, Education and Wellness

Global/International Health

Graduate students, professionals, and exceptional upper level undergraduates

Health practitioners, students in health sciences, medicine and other behavioral/social sciences, and anyone interested in public/global health.

The course will take lecture format interspersed with students’ presentations and small group discussions. Subject to availability, students will have the opportunity to visit local health authorities and community health services carrying out public health intervention programs. The course will take lecture format interspersed with students’ presentations and small group discussions. Subject to availability, students will have the opportunity to visit local health authorities and community health services carrying out public health intervention programs.

Next course event — forthcoming

Course Venue: Accra, Ghana

Teaching Mode: Instructor-led In-class

Course Fee: US $475 *US $250 per delegate (20% group discount for 10+ delegates) – *Fee with Partial Scholarship

Next Course: 23 – 25 November 2017

Course Length: 3 full training days

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Registration: Open

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Further Enquiries (Ghana):

registration @ flowers.ac | +233273951537