Online Course - Core Public Health Concepts for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management

(Last Updated on 23 January 2019)

Registration for the new cohort opens until 31 May 2019. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 30 June 2019 at their own pace. 

Course Overview

This course will introduce the basic concepts of health and public health and core principles for public health practice. These core concepts and principles are fundamental for developing and implementing health interventions in health emergency and disaster risk management (Health- EDRM) at global level. In this course, public health practice is categorised into three major domains: health protection, health promotion and health service provision. Each domain will be explained in lecture 3, 4 & 5 with relevant principles, models and theories to help understand how public health interventions and policies are developed and implemented. Lecture 5 & 6 will illustrate major threats to global health, diseases and disasters, in order to highlight the increasing needs for global efforts to fight against various health challenges.

Course Features

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Target Audience
The target audience is individuals studying and working in health, policy, education and humanitarian sectors or postgraduate students of closely-related disciplines. The course can be complementary to other HKJCDPRI online courses, such as Climate Change and Health.

Tuition
As part of CCOUC’s knowledge transfer endeavour, this course is offered free of charge. There is limited quota for enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Structure and Delivery Format
The course involves a total of 6 lessons, 5 short quizzes and one final assessment. Each lesson requires about 1.5 to 2 hours of study. All assessments are in the form of multiple-choice questions to be completed online with unlimited attempts. To progress through the course, students must obtain 80% or above in each short quiz. Students enrolled in the course may access all learning materials and go through all learning activities online within a maximum period of seven months. Topics covered in the course are as follows:

Course Completion and Certification
Students who obtain 60% or above in the final assessment will be issued a printable certificate in recognition of completing the course.

Registration
To start studying the course now, please visit the course website at http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/elearning/core-public-health-concepts-health-emergency-and-disaster-risk-management

Stay Connected
For units interested in promoting and recommending this course, please send an email to ccouc@cuhk.edu.hk for further information.