Online course

Foundations in Global Public Health

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Course Information

Course information

Next start date
Enrollment closes
Course frequency
Every week
Time committment
- hours
Optional extra
GVI Program Abroad

Book before the end of June 2024 and receive a USD 140 scholarship

*Flexible payment options available
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Course introduction

In recent years health statistics have shown a marked improvement in areas of global health, such as the life expectancy and well being of communities across the world. However, this progress can often be skewed by social factors such as income levels, gender, education and ethnicity.

Join the Foundations in Global Public Health program to gain a deeper understanding of global healthcare systems and the work done by public health professionals to address leading health concerns. Learn more about what steps are being taken to increase access to quality health care for all. After completing this program you’ll be equipped with the foundational knowledge needed to start pursuing your career in the field of global public health.

Is this course for me?

If learning about how to increase accessibility and the quality of health services for people worldwide is something you are passionate about, then this is the course for you. This course is open to high school, college or graduate students who’d like to get into a career in the fields of health education, health system management or patient care. Likewise, if you’re a working professional or are retired and interested in setting up a local health initiative in your community, you are also welcome to join this online course.

Skills you’ll acquire

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • understand some of the most common global health problems and solutions
  • discuss the objectives and targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 3: Health and Well-Being
  • advise on  best practices to follow when implementing community development initiatives
  • effectively communicate with a team and track the stages of team development
  • define your top skills and possible career paths, as well as the criteria for your dream job.
Earn your certification

Want to show colleges, universities and employers that you’ve got the knowledge and skills covered in this course? Once you’ve successfully completed any of our courses, we’ll send you a digital certificate of completion at no additional cost. The certificate will feature the official name of the course and your name. Add the certificate to your college application, your graduate school application, your job application or your LinkedIn page.