Introduction to the International Health Regulations

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Introduction to the International Health Regulations is one of a series of Internet-based training courses of the Skills Online program, which has now closed. The aim of this program was to provide continuing education opportunities to public health practitioners across Canada. The course has been made available to Peoples-uni to allow the content to be distributed more widely for an international audience.

This course will provide you with a general overview and basic knowledge of the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005), whose purpose and scope are “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade”. Learning materials focus on the implementation and application of the IHR (2005) through an overview of their history, followed by their purpose, key requirements and responsibilities.