This course on Public Health Leadership provides comprehensive skill sets and knowledge related to health leadership. Participants will learn about the theoretical foundations of public health leadership and apply their knowledge in meaningful, real-world learning activities. All components of this training are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion.
The Public Health Leadership course was developed in partnership with PAHO/WHO. This course is co-sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word. Like all NextGenU courses, it is competency-based, using competencies from the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice, AACN MSN Essentials, Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, ASPPH: MPH Core Competency Model, CEPH, and WHO-ASPHER Public Health Competencies. This course uses learning resources from world-class academic and governmental organizations such as National Center for Biotechnology Information, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and Cambridge University Press. The course developers are Professor Dick Heller, MB BS MD FRCP FFPH FRACP FAFPHM; Hugo Andres Rojas Aldieri MD, MSc; Juan Ernesto Bravo Coria, MD; Pablo Baldiviezo Rodriguez, MD; Sergio Arancibia, MD; Valeria Reynolds, MD
For publications on NextGenU.org’s courses’ efficacy, see “A Novel Integration of Online and Flipped Classroom Instructional Models in Public Health Higher Education,” (2014), BMC Medical Education, “Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning,” (2018), Open Praxis, or here on NextGenU.org’s publication page.
There are seven modules to complete, which provide:
The completion time for this course is estimated at 130 hours, 29 hours of didactics through narratives and curated resources, 29 more hours are estimated to internalize and assimilate knowledge, and 72 hours of work participating in activities quizzes to assist the student in the synthesis of the materials. This course is equivalent to 3 credit hours.
The course requires completion of all case studies and peer activities. At the end of each lesson, there is a practice quiz. At the end of the course, after you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, and activity, you’ll have access to a final exam, and a chance to evaluate this course. Once you’ve passed that last test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential, never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes, and we are also happy to report your testing information and share your work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) at your request.
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You may browse this course for free to learn for your personal enrichment; there are no requirements. To register in this course, it is required that learners have obtained a college-level/bachelor’s degree.
To obtain a certificate a learner must successfully complete
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