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Benefits you can count on...

  • Get real skills

    This course has been designed to give you real skills. Each lesson has been carefully planned to build your set of capabilities, one step at a time. Think of this course as an investment in yourself.

  • Progress your career

    Get excited about taking the next step in your career. You’ll get a certificate at the end of this course that highlights your new skill set and your ability to add value in a professional setting.

  • Enjoy learning

    You’ll love the teaching style used in this course. Learning should be fun and engaging. You’ll really enjoy those “Aha!” moments when it all comes together for you.

Course curriculum

This is where pubic health starts to get really interesting. Applied public health considers a multitude of aspects of social and political circumstances and tries to identify the impact on population health and opportunities to improve health. Issues include things like the effect of gender, equity and human rights on health. There are parts of the world where your access to healthcare might depend on your gender, for example, and parts of the world where your human right to be free from torture is not upheld. Living in a "fragile state" where you don't have political or social security can have implications for your physical and mental health. Fairness in society and the need to address extreme poverty is a health issue. Future opportunities and threats that come from new innovation like artificial intelligence must be thought through. Preparing for the impact of climate change on health systems must be undertaken. And of course, preparing for the next pandemic is part of "applied public health". I hope you enjoy this course and I'm excited about being part of your learning experience. Whatever clinical discipline that you might find yourself, these issues are likely to affect some of the people that you serve. Each of us have a duty to advocate for those that are less fortunate or victims of unfairness; we can only do this if we understand the issues themselves and the underlying social structure that have translated into the circumstances that we see in front of us. As you do this course, try to think of ways that the subject matter applies to your area of interest. Are there population groups or issues that you can impact? Public health isn't a discipline that is just for public health doctors or MPH graduates. It is a discipline that overlaps with every other clinical discipline and area of healthcare.

  • 01

    What is public health?

  • 02

    Management and Public Health

  • 03

    Gender and health

  • 04

    Social determinants of health

    • Social determinants of health

  • 05

    Climate change and health

    • Climate change and public health - why Trump should NOT have pulled out of the Paris Agreement

  • 06

    Fragile states

    • Fragile states and global health

  • 07

    Global Health law

    • Global Health Law - an interview with Larry Gostin

  • 08

    Justice, equity and health

    • Justice, Equality and Global Health

  • 09

    Human rights and Health

    • Human rights and Health

  • 10

    Global health ethics

    • Global Health Ethics (understudying right and wrong)_edited

  • 11

    Ethics

    • Ethics

  • 12

    Causality

    • Causality

  • 13

    AI and Health

    • AI and Health

  • 14

    Epidemiology the backbone of public health

    • Epidemiology the backbone of public health

  • 15

    Health Economics

    • Health Economics

  • 16

    Health Systems

    • Health Systems

  • 17

    Epidemiological transition

    • Epidemiological transition

  • 18

    Pandemics - a worrying global public health threat

    • Pandemics - a worrying global public health threat

  • 19

    Outbreaks - investigation and control

    • Outbreaks - investigation and control

  • 20

    Universal Health Coverage explained

    • Universal Health Coverage explained

  • 21

    How to create an epidemic curve

    • How to create an epidemic curve

  • 22

    Know how to interpret an epidemic curve?

    • Know how to interpret an epidemic curve?

  • 23

    Sensitivity and specificity - explained in 3 minutes

    • Sensitivity and specificity - explained in 3 minutes

  • 24

    R0 and vaccine coverage. How to use a COVID-19 vaccine to get to herd immunity and beat Coronavirus

    • R0 and vaccine coverage. How to use a COVID-19 vaccine to get to herd immunity and beat Coronavirus

  • 25

    The Next Pandemic

    • The Next Pandemic

  • 26

    Health Promotion

    • Health Promotion

  • 27

    Public Health Surveillance

    • Public Health Surveillance

Instructor

Instructor Bio:

Dr Greg Martin is a medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health and an MBA degree. His professional experience includes working as the Head of Science and Research at the World Cancer Research Fund and the Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Globalization and Health. 

Greg Martin