Data are everywhere around us. Making sense of the massive amounts of data for the purpose of improving the population health requires understanding statistical principles and developing skills in applying these concepts.
Outbreak Investigation is one of a series of Internet-based training courses of the Skills Online program, which has now closed. The aim of this program was to provide continuing education opportunities to public health practitioners across Canada. The course has been made available to Peoples-uni to allow the content to be distributed more widely for an international audience.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic principles and steps involved in the investigation and management of outbreaks. Learning materials focus on a systematic, methodical approach utilizing epidemiology and statistics and also reinforce the need for communication during an investigation.
NextGenU.org is collaborating with International Physicians
for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada to offer their first
humanitarian-focused course. Building a Just Global Order was developed by Dr.
Mary-Wynne Ashford. This 9-week course will be presented by Dr. Ashford
starting September 18th. Mrs. Flood will join the Facilitation and Research
team, which also includes Dr. Jonathan Down, Sharon Welsh, and Michelle Desreux.
Humanity is currently facing various threats with
catastrophic potential. Climate change, nuclear war, pandemics, and extreme
financial inequality are just some of the issues requiring urgent attention.
Individual nations cannot solve these challenges on their own; these global
crises require global solutions that engage civil society and national
governments worldwide. As such, effective and dedicated institutions of global
governance are necessary to mobilize coordinated collective actions in response
to the problems that threaten our society. To accomplish these objectives, it
may be necessary to reform or even replace current institutions.
This new course will focus on exploring proposals
for reform or replacement of the United Nations (UN), guided by the open-access
book Global Governance and the Emergence
of Global Institutions for the 21st Century. Students will be encouraged to probe the worldviews of the
UN’s founders and their intentions to ensure that the great powers of 1945
would continue to hold power. They will also explore how reforming the UN can
potentially benefit a new and ever-changing world.
All communities are vulnerable to disaster and following the event would endeavour to limit the damage from it. Assessing and reducing the risks before a disaster occurs is as important as responding to it and dealing with the consequences; both need to be professional to be effective. This module has been developed to introduce you to the concepts and processes of emergency planning for and management of disasters within a developing world context.
As explained by the World Bank "Access to health services is reduced by health system inefficiencies and deficiencies, including ill-equipped facilities, drug shortages, too few staff, and gaps in their skills. Poor people are affected most and least able to afford treatment. Illness often drives families (deeper) into poverty.
Health systems are complex. They require high levels of human capital and financing, a clear vision, and strong leadership. Countries must plan and allocate their limited resources efficiently to meet their many pressing needs
This course, which is free and allows you to take it at your own pace, covers the various attributes of a good health system including: health financing; the role of leadership and governance; quality improvement and health information; essential drugs, procedures, vaccines and technology; and the health workforce.
This course is designed to learn how to collect information on the burden of injury in your setting, understand the causes and risk factors for injury, and develop and evaluate intervention programs relevant to your setting. This will be underpinned by the principles and characteristics of a public health approach to prevention.
Enrol yourself - it is free. You can gain a certificate. The course has been developed by experts in exercise and health who have prepared a number of easily accessed resources. We encourage participants to access the resources and add to the discussions.
This course is designed to help with the development of pharmaceutical or healthcare technology products. It is designed to help you: Start a discussion with relevant partner and/or to take forward an idea into a phase of development that is regulated; Identify appropriate future markets for your idea and how to navigate the regulatory practices that may be applicable; and Evaluate risks and prepare safe conditions for the investigation of your idea.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. Designed to cover key constituent parts of medical ethics; it is suitable for any healthcare professional wanting to acquire a basic grounding in the subject. 12 Topics under the headings: Rights and responsibilities; Ethico-legal frameworks; Beginning and end of life; Governance; Healthcare.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. Explore the concepts of Medical Professionalism and how they might be applied in various settings. Topics include: Definitions; Altruism and commitment to patients' interest; Self-regulation and maintenance of competence; Civic engagement; Relevance to today/tomorrow.
Free course for self-paced study. Basic concepts of Patient Safety - with links to WHO handouts. For any healthcare professional anywhere in the world - aims to equip them with the basic concepts of Patient Safety. 11 Topics: What is Patient Safety; Applying human factors; Systems and effects of complexity; Being an effective team player; Learning from error; Understanding and managing clinical risk; Using quality improvement tools; Engaging with patients and carers; Infection prevention and control; Invasive procedures; Improving medication safety.
- Teacher: Aly Feroze
The self-paced course focuses on understanding the burden of childhood disease that results in morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population. Children are an invaluable population resource and childhood mortality has great importance in terms of a nation’s development, prosperity and well-being. The course has a multi-disciplinary focus that will help students appreciate this complex concept, in terms of the burden it places on populations, the causes, and the major interventions to reduce the burden of disease.
Maternal morbidity and mortality remain major problems in many parts of the world – one of the most important threats to Public Health. The purpose of the course is to provide people with information about this problem. We will focus on identifying the size of the problem, the causes, and the evidence base behind interventions to improve the situation. We will end by identifying ways to implement evidence based solutions in your own setting. Enrol yourself any time. Earn a certificate.
Despite a focus on the control of communicable diseases in developing countries in the past, it is now apparent that non-communicable diseases have crept up on these populations and create a major threat. The course aims to help practitioners understand the size of this threat and its causes, and to develop policies to reduce the growing burden on developing country populations. We cannot cover all non-communicable diseases in this module, and have chosen to focus on CVD and Diabetes.
Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. Threats to the health of refugees and asylum seekers, potential methods to improve the situation. The scope is global, but there is a focus on refugees settled in developed countries. Topics include: Size of the problem; Details of health effects; Models of healthcare for settled refugees; Politics - a global issue; What can we do?
Free course for self-paced study. Earn a certificate. Learn about major disease patterns facing populations: global burden of disease; Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease; Neglected Tropical Diseases; Injury; Mental illness.
This is available for institutional partnership only, not individual enrollment.