Public Health and Medicine: Opportunities for Distance Learning

Are you interested in the critical field of public health? In addition to our free resources on COVID-19 and our Epidemiology Reading List, we have compiled a list of free, online courses in the areas of public health and medicine.* These short courses will present a comprehensive overview of key topics in the field and provide opportunities for skill development through distance learning.

Public Health

COVID-19 Diagnostics and Testing

Future Learn– London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This course will examine and evaluate the latest recommendations on COVID-19 testing, the performance of tests and the strategies to deploy them.

  • 3 weeks; 4 hours per week
  • Introductory Level
  • Certificate of Achievement available for 32 GBP

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Future Learn– London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This course will provide the latest information on COVID-19 from a panel of international experts.

  • 3 weeks; 4 hours per week
  • Introductory Level

Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out

Coursea– John Hopkins University

This Teach-Out will provide a brief overview of the epidemiology of COVID-19.

  • 2 weeks 2.5 hours a week
  • Introductory Level

Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic

edX– Harvard University

This course will outline the local and global context of the Ebola Outbreak and response. By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of the Ebola epidemic and implications for future health systems to ensure that the world is more effective in preventing the next pandemic.

  • 4 weeks; 3/6 hours per week
  • Introductory Level
  • Certificate of Achievement for 46 GBP

MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Gene to the World

edX– Harvard University

This course will provide students with a toolbox of knowledge and skills to explore the scientific and technological underpinnings of malaria. You will also have the opportunity to examine the historical, political, social, and economic contexts in which control, elimination, and eradication efforts unfold using real-world data.

  • 8 weeks; 4/5 hours per week
  • Intermediate Level
  • Certificate of Achievement for 40 GBP

Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19

Coursea–Imperial College London

This course will provide you with up-to-date information on COVID-19 and theory behind its spread while learning how to interpret new health information using core principles of public health, epidemiology, medicine, health economics, and social science.

  • 18 hours
  • Introductory Level

Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

edX– Harvard University

This course introduces students to the core concepts of community health worker programs, and explores what is needed to build and strengthen large-scale programs in order to improve access to high-quality health services. You will learn the key components of designing community health systems and learn from leaders across the globe how to advocate for, build, and optimize community health worker programs.

  • 6 weeks; 2/4 hours per week
  • Introductory Level
  • Certificate of Achievement available for 64 GBP

The Role of Diagnostics in the Antimicrobial Resistance Response

Future Learn– London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This course will help you explore the varieties of resistant bacteria, such as healthcare-associated infections, clinical syndromes and zoonotic infections, and develop strategies to address these issues. By the end of this course, you will have a detailed understanding of AMR and how to address it through diagnostics and targeted use of anti-biotics.

  • 6 weeks; 4 hours per week
  • Introductory Level
  • Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Certificate of Achievement available for 42 GBP

Medicine

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines

edX– University of Tel Aviv

This course will provide you with a clearer understanding of how science has been applied to produce effective diagnostic tests, better medicines, and protective vaccines. By the end of this course you will have a credible and practical understanding of how vaccines work and their implications for personal and public health.

  • 7 weeks; 2/3 per week
  • Introductory Level
  • Certificate of Achievement available for 40 GBP

*This is not an exhaustive list and we will do our best to update the page with the most relevant materials

If you would like to submit a suggestion for our reading list, please email msullivan@prowibo.com