Foundations in Public Health

This program is addressing the foundations in public health. It provides essential knowledge and skills needed to understand the field of public health. It is composed of five Modules.

The Module s under this program cover the main topics of interdisciplinary education and training to analyze practical problems, solutions and implementation, with a special focus on the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically appreciate the different approaches in public health
  2. Manage data to inform actions in public health
  3. Apply epidemiology to study and manage diseases and other public health challenges
  4. Conduct operational research
  5. Analyse health systems

Field Work

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:

  1. Identify public health problems and comprehend the use of data in public health sectors
  2. Apply methods of epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health in the field
  3. Develop and implement realistic and focused public health field projects/assignments

Targeted Group

Professionals who are interested in widening their horizons and qualifying for leadership positions in national or regional health services/health systems or who strive for an academic or political career in the health field.

Duration: 3 Months
Courses: 5
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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).

Courses In This Program