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IPH-300: Introduction to Public Health

Public health is a discipline whose focus is on communities rather than individuals. This course will cover basic public health functions and principles as well as historical context, the core disciplines of public health, essential functions that every public health system should apply, and health communications.

Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

• Apply ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and
dissemination of data and information
• Describe the legal basis for public health
• Describe the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health
practice areas, programs and measures
• Identify prominent events in the history of public health practice
• Relate public health science skills to the Core Public Health
Functions and Ten Essential Services of Public Health
• Describe how public health uses social and behavioral
interventions to improve the health of populations
• Describe how healthy policy is used to improve population health
• Describe the impact of the environment on the health of
• Understand how the determinants of health affect health status
• Describe public health institutions and systems.Public Health 101: Healthy People―Healthy Populations
by Richard Riegelman and Brenda Kirkwood

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Global Health 101 (Essential Public Health)1
by Richard Skolnik

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Course Instructor:

This is course is supervised by a primary instructor/faculty member and may also be served by a backup instructor.

The International Faculty Coordinator will confirm the assignment. Do not contact any instructor prior to LMS enrollment with faculty assignment confirmed.