PHFI and SDSNEdu Launch Unique Online Course On Global Public Health
Business Wire IndiaFree Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) available on the SDSNEdu platform from March 2nd onwards Led by Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI and global experts in the field of Public Health.
In a unique partnership to promote comprehensive learning and build awareness about the current challenges in global public health in the context of sustainable development, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), a not–for–profit initiative, working towards a healthier India and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations have joined hands to launch a free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Global Public Health.The MOOC on Global Public Health is led by Professor K. Srinath Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India and features a number of prominent international and national experts from the field of Public Health. The course introduces students to the science, practice, and policy environment of global public health, and highlights its centrality in the broader framework of sustainable development.
Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the lead instructor on the course said, “The SDSNEdu and PHFI MOOC is a unique initiative to bring in best in class knowledge and practice from leading experts on important public health topics and areas that need greater attention, deliberation and intervention.
He added, “This course has been specially designed to meet the requirements and enhance knowledge of professionals and students in the global context but particularly brings in the perspective of low and middle income countries. We would like these courses to contribute to the comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary field of Public Health, and to encourage a global dialogue on promoting good health for all.”
The course will cover a broad range of topics, starting with an introduction to the basic tenets of public health, and the importance of social determinants. Moving on, the course discusses the global burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and highlights the appropriate public health responses. The course also looks into the importance of health systems in promoting the health of populations, and the different methods employed around the world to achieve universality in access to affordable health services of quality. The course also addresses new and emerging issues including environmental change, technologies, and global governance, emphasizing the links to health in each case.
The 10-week course is structured around a series of pre-recorded lectures, readings, quizzes and an interactive discussion forum. Each of these course components can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student.
All students who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a digital certificate of completion signed by Professor K. Srinath Reddy. Students whoparticipate actively on the forum discussions will receive certificates of completion with distinction.
Further details about the course, including the course structure, requirements and syllabus can be found on the website:
For any questions regarding the course, the course team can be contacted at email@example.com
SDSNedu is a flagship initiative supported by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), It provides high-quality, mass online education in potential collaboration with its 200+ member universities from around the world. SDSNedu brings together some of the world’s greatest experts on sustainable development – including health, education, climate change, agriculture and other related fields- to offer a comprehensive core curriculum, equipping the next generation of “Sustainable Development Practitioners” to take on the complex challenges facing our planet. All courses are offered online and free of charge.
About the Public Health Foundation of India:
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health. PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of four regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH), supported by Centres of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders.
For more information visit www.phfi.org
Details on Global Public Health Course
Course Commencement: March 02nd
Duration of Course: 10 weeks
Requirement: Computer and Internet access
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