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Diploma in Public Health

Public Health is the scientific discipline of safeguarding and enhancing the well being of general public by means of educati on, 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

  1. ntroduction

  2. Epidemiology

  3. Social and behavioral foundation of primary health care

  4. Health illness and behavior

  5. Social environment and Health

  6. Social reactions to diseases

  7. Environmental Health

  8. Public health in practice

Module 2

  1. Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  2. Hygiene Promotion

  3. Water Supply Standards: Water Quality

  4. Water and Sanitation initial needs Assessments

  5. Health Promotion and Community Participation

Module 3

  1. Introduction to Epidemiology

  2. Analytic epidemiology

  3. Epidemic disease occurrence

  4. Data collection and summarizing

  5. Measures of risk and measures of association

Module 4

  1. Displaying Public health Data: Graphs, maps and computer technology

  2. Public health surveillance

  3. Investigating and Outbreak

This module is designed specifically for development and public organizations .

Course Begins on the 1st of every month for Six Months.

To Register for the course, kindly send us an email: info@africatraining
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