Public Health Courses
Take free online public health courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn public health and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.
Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction: Compassionate Care for a Complex Problem
Prescription Drug Regulation, Cost, and Access: Current Controversies in Context
An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Migraines in Adults in the Primary Care and General Neurology Setting
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: African American Populations
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: South Asian American Populations
Congenital Hypothyroidism: What Every Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines
Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Improving Clinical Outcomes By Optimization of Antibiotic Practices
Evolutionary Medicine: Microbes, Medicine, and Humanity's Quest for Survival
What is Public Health?
Public health is a field concerned with the management and improvement the health and wellbeing of populations. Public health practitioners and organizations work in areas as small as villages and as large as continents to alleviate illness, stop the spread of disease, respond to natural and man-made disasters and much more. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the international organization that works with the United Nations system to promote public health policy initiatives.
Online Public Health Courses and Programs
Get an introduction to public health with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about public health in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.
Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in public health courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started with any of the courses or programs shown here.
Learn about the most crucial issues in global public health from experts working in the field. From identifying patterns of communicable disease to determining the optimal healthcare interventions in response to an armed conflict, public health professionals guide you through the leading issues and key challenges they face throughout their work. Readings in Global Health is a 10-week online course that will give you an overview of the state of knowledge in key areas of global health.
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