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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.

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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. If you're looking for more in-depth courses of study, edX also offers online master's degrees in public health.

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.

Explore additional free online public health courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.