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Diploma in Public Health
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in public health Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
Public Health is the scientific discipline of safeguarding and enhancing the well being of general public by means of education, promotion of healthy ways of life, and extensive study of diseases and injury prevention. Public health experts review the impact on health of genetics, individual choice and the surroundings so as to create plans that safeguard the health of your family and local community. In general, public health is concerned with safeguarding the overall health of whole populations. These populations can vary in size from a small neighborhood, to as big as an entire nation. The public health professionals’ take up community programs to make people conscious of threats such as chemical poisoning and to address persistent problems afflicting the society. In an age of dwindling healthcare expenses, administrators’ are anticipated to conclude projects sooner and with less ground staff than ever before. This has strained many public administrators to implement their creative skills in scheming novel ways to lever the concerns they encounter. In simple terms, public health administration is the constant monitoring of health issues of public and educating them accordingly in ways that they can understand. The Diploma course will equip the participants with relevant knowledge of the terminologies and major milestone in Public Health. The course is very important for those involved in Community Development and Health.

Course Outline:

Module 1
I. Introduction
II. Epidemiology
III. Social and behavioral foundation of primary health care
IV. Health illness and behavior
V. Social environment and Health
VI. Social reactions to diseases
VII. Environmental Health
VIII. Public health in practice
Module 2
I. Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
II. Hygiene Promotion
III. Water Supply Standards: Water Quality
IV. Water and Sanitation initial needs Assessments
V. Health Promotion and Community Participation
Module 3
I. Introduction to Epidemiology
II. Analytic epidemiology
III. Epidemic disease occurrence
IV. Data collection and summarizing
V. Measures of risk and measures of association
Module 4
I. Displaying Public health Data: Graphs, maps and computer technology
II. Public health surveillance
III. Investigating and Outbreak
This module is designed specifically for development and public organizations.
Assignments
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $800
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:
info@onlinelearningcentre.org


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