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Intex Management Institute offers Online and Distance Learning Diploma Course in Public Healh

Start Date: 12th July 2024

Course End Date: 12th March 2025

Registration Deadline: 11th July 2024


 Public Health

Public Health is all around us. It is in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the homes we live in, and the behaviors in which we engage. It includes our health care systems and the agencies and services that protect our health and environment. Public health is a vital yet often overlooked component of modern life; most of us do not think about it as part of our daily lives. It may only receive public attention when a crisis occurs or when the public health system falters or fails. It may become an important personal focus when we need a specialized service, when we don ’ t have access to a private clinic, or when we face a neighborhood environmental concern. Public health encompasses a broad range of activities and functions, but among its most important are promoting and preserving the health of populations through prevention.

Course Objective

After studying the Course, the student will be able to:

  • Define health and public health.
  • Understand ethics and be aware of situations in public health in which ethical concerns arise.
  • List and define the three core functions of public health and provide a real – life example of each.
  • Define surveillance.
  • Describe how data apply to the core public health function of assessment.
  • Recognize sources of bias in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data.
  • Identify the steps involved in investigating an infectious disease outbreak.
  • Describe different types of vaccines.
  • Identify several diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.


Course Outline

 Module One:  Foundations of Public Health

  1. Public Health: Science, Politics, and Prevention
  2. Why Is Public Health Controversial?
  3. Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health
  4. Epidemiologic Principles and Methods
  5. Statistics: Making Sense of Uncertainty
  6. The “Conquest” of Infectious Diseases
  7. The Resurgence of Infectious Diseases
  8. The Biomedical Basis of Chronic Diseases
  9. Public Health Enemy Number One: Tobacco
  10. Public Health Enemy Number Two and Growing: Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity
  11. Maternal and Child Health as a Social Problem
  12. Environmental Issues in Public Health


Module Two: Public Health Surveillance

  1. Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System
  2. Economic and Policy Justification for Public Health Surveillance
  3. Collecting Public Health Surveillance Data: Creating a Surveillance System
  4. Informatics and the Management of Surveillance Data
  5. Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data
  6. Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action
  7. Evaluating Public Health Surveillance
  8. Ethics in Public Health Surveillance
  9. Legal Considerations in Public Health Surveillance in the United States
  10. Public Health Surveillance for Infectious Diseases
  11. Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects
  12. Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health
  13. Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health
  14. Healthcare Quality and Safety: The Monitoring of Administrative Information Systems and the Interface with Public Health Surveillance

Module Three: Foundations of Epidemiology

  1. Foundations of Epidemiology
  2. Historic developments of Epidemiology
  3. Practical disease Causes in Epidemiology
  4. Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Descriptive Epidemiology
  5. Descriptive Epidemiology According to Person, Place, and Time
  6. General Health and Population Indicators
  7. Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Analytic Epidemiology
  8. Experimental Studies in Epidemiology
  9. Causality
  10. Field Epidemiology
  11. Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  12. Clinical Epidemiology

Module Four: Public Health ethics

  1. Consequentialism
  2. Non-Consequentialism
  3. Liberal Political Philosophy
  4. Beyond Traditional  Liberalism
  5. Epidemiology
  6. Health Concepts and promotion
  7. Health Promotion as behavioral modifications
  8. Harm Reduction
  9. Immunization
  10. Screening

Who should attend
The course is designed for project development managers, project leaders and team leaders, NGO staff, Community offers and leaders involved in implementing and designing community based programs.

Course Outcome
After undertaking the diploma, the learners will be able to:

  1. Learn who managers are and about the nature of their work.
  2. Know why you should care about leadership, entrepreneurship, and strategy.
  3. Know the dimensions of the planning-organizing-leading-controlling (PO-L-C) framework.
  4. Learn how economic performance feeds social and environmental performance.
  5. Understand what performance means at the individual and group levels.
  6. Understand the different ways leadership has been defined.
  7. Understand the controversy about differences between leadership and management.
  8. Understand why it is so difficult to assess leadership effectiveness.
  9. Understand the different indicators used to assess leadership effectiveness.

Course Organizers

Intex Management Institute was registered in 1983. We have been offering a wide range of Human Resource Management training programs both online and open workshops, building capacity to enhance effective service delivery for NGOs, CBOs, Public and Private sector.

Currently we are training participants from various organizations such as UNDP – Burundi, World Food Programme – Zimbabwe, Red Cross – South Sudan, State Ministry of Education – South Sudan, MEDAIR – South Sudan, Norwegian Refugee – Liberia, Zenab for Women Development - Sudan, Action AID, Word Health Organization, AMREF, USAID, National AIDs Control Council, International Committee of the Red Cross among others.

Training Methodology

  • All training materials will be availed through online or distance learning
  • You will receive weekly feedback from our committed instructors
  • You are expected to submit bi-weekly assignments electronically
  • Your commitment time: 5 – 6 hours per week
  • Learn at your own time schedule
  • At the end of the course you will be issued with a certificate.

Other Requirements
You will be required to use email, upload and download documents in ms-word, or PDF format
Send assignments by email
An offline DVD or hand copies of the training materials may be sent to those who do not have access to the internet.

Learning materials
Course materials, exercises and templates will be provided at the beginning of the course

Course Exercises
Students are required to test their own learning by completing exercises and tasks for each unit of the course.

Course Assignments
Students will be required to submit four assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the course content

Course Duration       :      32 Weeks (8Months)

Target Region             :       Global
Course                       :       USD 400

Language                   :       English

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