The purpose of the Foundations in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program is to provide residents with the basic knowledge on core public health disciplines that are related to the field of GEOHealth. Residents completing this program will have a solid foundation in public health that enables them to take further steps in the field. GEOHealth modules and training are expected to bring together multiple disciplines to advance the ability of residents to use scientific methodologies in their future career.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the major factors that influence the health of individuals and populations worldwide and their complexities
- Identify the major classes of environmental hazards, their sources, and mechanisms for injury and susceptibility
- Identify approaches for preventing and mitigating environmental hazards, and protecting populations from environmental hazards
- Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, place, and time, and calculate basic epidemiological measures
- Select and apply simple statistical analyses and interpret the results for given research hypotheses
- Apply knowledge of the principles of toxicology in the evaluation and prediction of exposure to toxic substances
Residents spend seven weeks in the field work in order to be exposed to real-life situations and to practice the skills they gain with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. The following field projects are expected to be conducted during the field work period:
- Identify public health problems and comprehend the use of data in public health sectors
- Apply methods of epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health in the field
- Evaluate and distinguish environmental and occupational threats in a community
The programs are targeting professionals working for ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, and humanitarian agencies. they are also valuable for those looking for a career in environmental and occupational health.
Training Delivery Method
- In-class method
- Blended learning method
Residents who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded Technical diploma issued by International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).