Type: Curriculum

A collection of digital resources for public health educators, students, and practitioners.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Pt. 2
    • The objective of this module is to look at research designs.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Pt. 3
    • The objective of this module is to look at measurement in quantitative research.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Pt. 4
    • The objective of this module is to look at the testing effects of intervention.
  • Analysis Lab
    • Some basic analysis tools
  • Antenatal Care
    • By the end of this course, the participant will be able to discuss the global significance of ANC; explain the goals and principles of focused ANC; describe the elements of a focused assessment; explain the importance of screening for problems; describe the components of individualized care provision; discuss the major issues in the prevention and treatment of anemia during pregnancy; discuss the major issues in the prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy; discuss the special considerations in the care of the pregnant woman who is infected with HIV; discuss the special considerations in the care of the pregnant women who is infected with syphilis; describe the signs and symptoms that may indicate major life-threatening complications during pregnancy.
  • Behavior Change Communication for Improved Infant Feeding
    • Trains trainers in behavior change communication skills, training techniques and infant feeding. Includes field visits, practice training and action planning exercises.
  • Biostatistics Lecture Series
    • The day-to-day collaboration between the researchers in Public Health and Biostatistics at the School reveals unified topics that cut across many applications. This series of presentations: 1. Introduces the topics that show empirically to be most important in these collaborations; and 2. Emphasizes concepts over details, through recent applications in Public Health.
  • Capture-Recapture Techniques for Determining Incidence and Prevalence of Diabetes
    • This lecture examines the use of screening to prevent disease.
  • Case Control Studies
    • At the end of this lecture the learner should be able to know the various analytical studies, their types and their indications; to be able to choose the suitable analytical study for testing the hypothesis; to be able to analyze and test the causal hypothesis; and to be able to measure the various risks in population due to the suspected cause.
  • Case Crossover Design
    • The purpose of this module is to describe the concept of the case crossover design; overview the statistical methods for the analysis of the design; and to illustrate the limitation of the design.
  • Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
    • A series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
  • Cases on the Web: Family Planning Care and Preconception Counseling for HIV Infected Patients
    • Online course consists of an overview of family planning issues for patients with HIV and three case studies.
  • Child Health Course
    • This is one of the continuing professional development courses offered by African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) through distance learning. This course has been revised and contains the most current concepts such as the integrated management of childhood diseases (IMCI), care of the newborn and HIV/AIDS.
  • Communicable Diseases
    • Online course covering the topics: infection prevention & control, travel medicine, immunization, contact diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, Vector Borne disease, malaria, Helminthic diseases, acute respiratory infections, meningitis, tuberculosis and leporasy, and diseases from animals.
  • Computer Utilization for Diabetes Epidemiology
    • The objectives for this module are to become familiar with statistical software, know what to do before sitting down in front of the computer, and to learn how to generate and interpret results.
  • Confounding
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to understand the role of confounders in a study, learn the relationships between an exposure, disease and potential confounding factors, understand the difference between confounding and effect modification, and to learn methods to control confounding in study designs and in data analysis.
  • Confronting the Burden of Injuries
    • Provides an understanding of approaches to measuring the burden of injuries around the world and familiarizes students with current estimates of the burden of injuries in the global and developing world. Develops basic skills for assessment of injury epidemiology. Provides an appreciation of how to use these measures for planning interventions for injury prevention and creates awareness of the economic implications of injuries in the developing world. Promotes effective use of data for appropriate policy analysis for reduction of injury burden.
  • Contraception
    • By the end of the course, you will be able to answer the following questions what hormonal methods are currently available; how do hormonal contraceptives work; what are some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding hormonal contraceptives that need to be corrected; how effective are hormonal contraceptives; who is eligible to use hormonal contraceptives; what are possible side effects of hormonal contraceptives that clients should be counseled about; what are the benefits and risks of using hormonal contraceptives; what do programs need to do to meet the rising demand for hormonal contraceptives; what is community-based distribution of injectables and how can it be integrated into an existing health system; what are country programs doing to increase the access and quality of hormonal contraceptive services?
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part I
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part II
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part III
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part: Appendices
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counselling for Caregivers
    • A set of self-instructional learning materials that provides caregivers with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to effectively support the healthy development of children and youth in their care. While it is written in the cultural context of Africa, the module can be used by caregivers anywhere in the world.
  • Counting Whales—Counting a Disease
    • This module looks at how to identify and control diseases and their outbreaks.
  • Couples HIV Counseling, Testing Intervention, and Training Curriculum (CHCT)
    • The CHCT Curriculum was field tested in South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana, and has been used in CDC-led trainings in Botswana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Namibia and Nigeria. It is intended for community HIV testing and counseling providers, but may be adapted for persons providing HTC in health facility settings.
  • Cox Regression II
    • This module further explores Cox regression as discussed in the introduction to Cox regression.
  • Critical Appraisal: or Making Reading More Worthwhile
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to go through the four stages of critical appraisal: clarify your reasons for reading, specify your information need, identify relevant literature, and critically appraise what you read.
  • Descriptive Studies
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to define descriptive studies, know what types of descriptive studies are available, to be able to describe the components and populations of the disease
  • Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials in Health Research
    • At the end of this module the student will be able to distinguish experimental trials based on the unit of randomization (e.g. individual, family, community), appreciate the consequences of cluster randomization on sample size estimation and data analysis, and to identify key features of a cluster randomization trial which need to be included in reports.
  • Designing Longitudinal Studies in Epidemiology
    • This module demonstrates some design methods for longitudinal studies for the most common scenarios in epidemiology.
  • Diarrheal Disease
    • By the end of this course you will be able to describe the magnitude of diarrheal diseases among children under the age of five in developing countries; explain the main principles of diarrhea case management in young children; discuss what can be done to prevent diarrhea in young children in developing countries and obstacles that must be overcome to do so.
  • Different Kinds of Epidemiologic Studies
    • This lecture gives a simple overview of all the different kinds of studies epidemiologists use in looking for causes of diseases and injuries and for evaluating new treatments.
  • Disease Epidemiology
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to define disease, know the theories of causation of disease, understand how it is initiated, understand how it is caused, understand how it is transmitted and then spreads, understand how and why it is distributed, understand how it can be prevented, and understand how it can be eradicated.
  • Dose-Response Relation between Physical Activity and Health: an Observational Epidemiologic Perspective
    • This module will help the student understand that knowledge is useful in a clinical and public health setting, that dose-response is one criterion used to judge cause-and-effect relation in observational studies, and that dose-response can help us understand the biology underlying physical activity-disease relation.
  • Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    • By the end of this course, the participant will be able to explain the rationale for including emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) in maternal and newborn health programs; list key direct causes of maternal and newborn mortality; define each of the key functions of basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC) and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care (CEmONC); discuss the met need for EmONC services; describe key factors needed for the implementation of EmONC services; describe program support needed to implement an EmONC program; explain the types of indicators used in monitoring EmONC; discuss several case studies of programs where availability and quality of EmONC services increased.
  • Engaging Men in HIV and AIDS at the Service Delivery Level
    • Designed for trainers of health workers, this manual offers skills-building sessions on developing more male-friendly health services. Utilizing participatory and experiential activities, the manual examines attitudinal and structure barriers that inhibit men from seeking HIV and AIDS services (both from the client and providers perspectives), as well as strategies for overcoming such barriers.
  • Epidemiologic Design from a Sampling Perspective
    • This module discusses why one takes a sample of a population and how to take samples of a population.
  • Epidemiologic Design I
    • This module looks at descriptive epidemiology which studies the distribution of health problems.
  • Epidemiologic Design II
    • This module looks at Analytic epidemiology which studies the determinants of health problems.
  • Epidemiologic Study Designs
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to understand the concepts of different study designs, and to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of several study designs.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature by providing a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. Includes lectures, slides, assignments, quizzes and outlines for small group sessions.
  • Epidemiology Applications
    • At the end of this module the learner will be able to define epidemiology and explain its role as the foundation for public health; describe three common measures of disease frequency; discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three major epidemiologic study designs; and to identify at least two applications of the epidemiologic method.
  • Epidemiology Key Terms and Measures
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to define epidemiology and explain its role as the foundation for public health, describe three common measure of disease frequency, and to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three major epidemiologic study designs.
  • Epidemiology of Disasters pt. 1
    • This lecture provides an introduction to disasters and our understanding of disasters from an epidemiologic perspective.
  • Epidemiology of Disasters pt. 2
    • This lecture provides an introduction to disasters and our understanding of disasters from an epidemiologic perspective.
  • Epidemiology: an Overview
    • This module provides a general overview of epidemiology.
  • Essential Newborn Care
    • By the end of this mini-course, the participant will be able to discuss the significance of newborn mortality; discuss the main causes of newborn mortality; describe the maternal health/family planning link to newborn survival; describe elements of antenatal care and childbirth care that contribute to newborn survival; describe immediate care and initial assessment of the newborn; describe assessment and care specific to the first week; describe newborn conditions that require referral; discuss the elements of performance support needed for people providing essential newborn care; discuss implementation strategies in programming for essential newborn care; discuss the steps in program development for newborn health and survival; describe key programming myths and realities; describe some key program examples of essential newborn care.
  • Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV
    • Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data. Covers re-sampling methods, non-parametric regression, prediction, and dimension reduction and clustering. Specific topics include Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap cross-validation, splines, local weighted regression, CART, random forests, neural networks, support vector machines, and hierarchical clustering. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussion of interpretation of results and simulation and data analysis for illustration.
  • Family Planning 101
    • By the end of the course, learners will be able to describe the benefits of FP; define the unmet need for FP; discuss the importance of voluntary choice in FP programs and services; describe key attributes of FP methods;; describe most common short-acting methods of FP; describe most common long-acting and permanent methods of FP; discuss quality of, and access to, FP services; describe several key FP service delivery tools; discuss key elements of contraceptive security; describe FP considerations that are unique to the client with HIV, the postpartum client, the postabortion care (PAC) client, and the client who needs emergency contraception.
  • Family Planning Counseling
    • By the end of this course you will be able to identify the benefits of good family planning counseling, including increased contraceptive method continuation, increased client participation, and decreased method discontinuation; discuss the basic skills required for good family planning counseling, including identifying clients' needs, tailoring counseling, respecting clients' decisions, and practicing good interpersonal communication; identify examples of interventions that improved family planning counseling and discuss why they were effective; identify key family planning counseling tools and resources that support clients, providers, and programs.
  • Family Planning Policies and Programs
    • Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and vertical programs and public and private sector services; information, education, and communication strategies; management information systems; and the use of computer models for program design.
  • Family Planning Programming—Elements of Success
    • After completing this course, you will be able to describe how supportive policies lay the groundwork for successful programs; research, monitoring, and evaluation guide program design and implementation; strong leadership helps strengthen programs and navigate change; to develop communication strategies that address clients' needs; to ensure that contraceptives are always available when clients need them; to find creative ways to staff programs and improve performance; to meet clients' needs and maintain medical standards; to expand access to services through a mix of service delivery points; to make services affordable to clients while ensuring financial sustainability; integrating services can increase efficiency and convenience.
  • Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
    • At the end of this course learners will be able to define female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), describe the different types, and understand the affected population and the reasons for the practice; understand the global prevalence of FGM/C; understand the socio-economic factors contributing to the prevalence rates; identify the immediate and long-term health complications from FGM/C; identify human rights legal instruments that can be used in advocacy efforts to eliminate FGM/C practice; learn from successful country-led initiatives and case studies about the critical programmatic elements that encourage abandonment of FGM/C.
  • Formative Research for Infant Feeding Programs: Skills and Practice for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition
    • Trains participants to conduct formative research using effective communication skills in order to collect information to plan and improve programs.
  • Fostering Change in Health Services
    • By the end of this e-learning program, you will be able to describe an effective pathway to changing and improving health care practices in developing countries; define eight principles for supporting a change in health care practices; identify success factors that build local capacity and smooth the way for effective change in health care practices; describe the steps to support a change in practices, from initiation through widespread use; discuss the process for building scale-up into the change process from the beginning; describe the principles for effectively communicating change to varied audiences and generating long-term commitment throughout the process.
  • GEE and Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data Pt. 1
    • This module is part one of a compilation of mixed models on longitudinal data.
  • GEE and Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data Pt. 2
    • This module is part two of a compilation of mixed models on longitudinal data.
  • Helping Parents in Developing Countries Improve Adolescents' Health
    • Highlights the importance of parents in preventing adolescent health risk behaviours, the ways in which parents influence these behaviours, and their implications for programmes aiming to improve adolescent health.
  • Hepatitis B
    • An overview of the disease preventive methods and interventions.
  • HIV Basics (Part 1)
    • Basic concepts in HIV including biology of the virus; epidemiology and modes of infection; prevention fundamentals for sexual transmission; additional approaches to prevention.
  • HIV Curriculum for the Health Professional
    • A comprehensive curriculum on HIV/AIDS intended for use by nurses, physicians, dentists, social workers, counselors, home care workers, and students. Each module has been designed to be as complete and user-friendly as possible, and includes key points, objectives, case studies, review questions and references.
  • HIV/AIDS Minicourse
    • This course is designed for reproductive health and other health care providers, staff, planners, and managers in resource-poor settings who would like to improve their knowledge of HIV and AIDS, with the end result of improving the services provided to their clients. Although these are the primary audiences for this course, the information may be useful to others interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Resource - Constrained Settings: A Handbook for the Design and Management of Programs
    • Offers state of the art knowledge on designing and managing HIV/AIDS programs. The handbook is intended to be used by program mangers, technical and programmatic field staff, the staffs of donor and international partner agencies, health care providers, and field researchers.
  • Hormonal Methods of IUD
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions what are the advantages and disadvantages of IUDs; what factors currently impede use of IUDs; how might IUD use be increased through better availability in country programs.
  • How to Conduct a Meta-Analysis
    • At the end of this module the student will be able to define meta-analysis, select studies for a meta-analysis, identify different types of models, calculate summary effects, and interpret results of a meta-analysis.
  • Immunization Essentials
    • After completing this course, you will be able to identify the basic concepts of immunity and vaccination; discuss essential information on vaccine-preventable diseases; discuss basic information on the global effort to immunize all children; discuss basic information about the delivery of immunization services; recognize important obstacles to scaling up immunization services and ways to overcome these obstacles; describe basic approaches and key indicators for monitoring and evaluating immunization programs; describe appropriate conditions for, and ways to monitor, the storage and transport of vaccines; discuss safe injection policies and interventions to improve the safety of injection practices; discuss essential information on quality assurance of immunization programs.
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling: An Integrated Course
    • Developed to train those who care for mothers and young children in the basics of good infant and young child feeding. After completing this course, participants will be able to counsel and support mothers to carry out WHO/UNICEF recommended feeding practices for their infants and young children from birth up to 24 months of age, and to counsel and support HIV-infected mothers to choose and carry out an appropriate feeding method for the first two years of life.
  • Injury Epidemiology - Analytic Approaches
    • This lecture introduces an emerging topic in global health today; injury epidemiology. Injuries represent a significant burden today in both developed and developing economies. The underlying issue, though, is what can we do about it and how.
  • Injury Epidemiology - Participatory Action Research and Quantitative Approaches in Small Populations
    • The purpose of this lecture is to provide an introduction to some qualitative research tools which can be used in conjunction with the more traditionally used quantitative approaches described in a previous lecture to improve understanding of the epidemiology of injuries where the population size is small.
  • Integrated HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care
    • The overall objective of this course is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes of healthcare service providers requisite to the provision of comprehensive care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • Integrated Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Support for Infant Feeding
    • Designed to provide community motivators with a basic understanding of HIV facts and prevention, mechanisms of MTCT, current MTCT risk reduction interventions, and infant and young child feeding in the context of PMTCT. The course also reviews nutritional recommendations for pregnant women and new mothers in areas affected by HIV.
  • Integrated Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Support for Infant Feeding: Health Providers Course
    • Designed to give clinic-based health personnel and supervisors a basic understanding of HIV facts and prevention, mechanisms of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, current MTCT risk reduction interventions, and infant feedingin the context of HIV. The course also reviews nutritional recommendations for pregnant women and new mothers in areas affected by HIV AIDS.
  • Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA)
    • At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand the concept of the IDA; to meet web-sites and literature on IDA; to meet some tools of IDA; and to learn how to use IDA tools and to validate the IDA results.
  • Introduction to Cox Regression Pt. 1
    • This module introduces the student to the Cox Regression model.
  • Introduction to Cox Regression Pt. 2
    • This module is a continuation of the first part of the lecture.
  • Introduction to Demographic Methods
    • This course introduces the basic techniques of demographic analysis. Students will become familiar with the sources of data available for demographic research. Population composition and change measures will be presented. Measures of mortality, fertility, marriage and migration levels and patterns will be defined. Life table, standardization and population projection techniques will also be explored.
  • Introduction to Modeling Continuous Longitudinal Data and Repeated Measures ANOVA Pt. 1
    • This module shows examples of continuous longitudinal data.
  • Introduction to Modeling Continuous Longitudinal Data and Repeated Measures ANOVA Pt. 2
    • This module is a continuation of part one of this lecture.
  • Introduction to Needs Assessment
    • At the end of this module the student will be able to generate usable information in the planning of services and the diagnosis or identification of problems.
  • Introduction to Program Evaluation
    • At the end of this module the student will be able to successfully evaluate a program.
  • Introduction to Survival Analysis Pt. 1
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to understand what survival analysis is, know terminology and data structure, understand survival/hazard functions, understand parametric versus semi-parametric regression techniques, be introduced to Kaplan-Meier methods (non-parametric), and to understand relevant SAS procedures (PROCS).
  • Introduction to Survival Analysis Pt. 2
    • This module is a continuation of the first part of this lecture.
  • Kaplan-Meier Methods and Parametric Regression Methods Pt. 1
    • This module explains what the Kaplan-Meier method is used for: when there are no censored data, the KM estimator is simple and intuitive; when there are censored data, the KM provides estimate of S(t) that takes censoring into account; and the KM estimator is defined only at times when events occur (empirically defined).
  • Kaplan-Meier Methods and Parametric Regression Methods Pt. 2
    • This module is a continuation of the first part of the lecture.
  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method: A Modern Postpartum Contraceptive Method for Women Who Breastfeed - Training Module for Health and Family Planning Service Providers
    • Provides information and activities to train health care personnel and community health workers to provide LAM within their child health, reproductive health, or family planning services.
  • Learning Resource Package for Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Notebook for Teachers
    • This learning resource package on CD-ROM is based on and intended for use with the Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth manual. The Notebook for Teachers includes resources needed for comptency-based preservice education or inservice training for skilled providers, be they midwives, physicians or nurses.
  • M&E Fundamentals
    • At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E; differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions; describe the functions of an M&E plan; identify the main components of an M&E plan; identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks, results frameworks, and logic models; describe how frameworks are used for M&E planning; identify criteria for the selection of indicators; describe how indicators are linked to frameworks; identify types of data sources; describe how information can be used for decision-making.
  • Malaria
    • At the end of this course, the reader should have knowledge of the epidemiology, lifecycle, and clinical manifestations of malaria; tools for preventing malaria and strategies for taking these to scale; approaches to diagnosing malaria; recommended drug therapies and challenges to providing rapid, effective treatment in affected countries; impact of malaria during pregnancy and strategies for prevention; lessons learned from successful malaria control programs.
  • Malaria Entomology
    • This PDF is a Copy of a slideshow featuring a lecture on Malaria Entomology, by Dr. Douglas E. Norris at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Malaria Prevention, Control and Management
    • This course was designed in order to equip you with the knowledge, skills and right attitudes to fight malaria.
  • Maternal Survival—Programming Issues
    • After completing this course, the learner will be able to define the maternal mortality ratio; discuss the timing of maternal mortality; discuss the regional distribution of maternal deaths; discuss the lifetime risk of maternal death; describe the major causes of pregnancy-related death and disability; discuss some newborn and child health benefits from maternal survival; discuss global progress, and lack of progress, in reducing maternal death and disability; describe some high impact clinical interventions for reducing maternal death and disability; discuss some current issues and recent evidence concerning strategies in the reduction of maternal death and disability; discuss the importance of quality and access in developing programs and services for the reduction of maternal death and disability.
  • Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World's Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health
    • This lecture searches for solutions to the most perplexing problems in global health - problems so important that they affect the fate of millions of people, with economic, political and security ramifications for the world's population.
  • Methods in Biostatistics I
    • Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations.
  • Modeling Change
    • This module looks at changes in population models.
  • Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
    • After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify the scope of the problem of HIV-infected infants who have become infected through transmission from their mothers; explain the modes of transmission from mother to infant; discuss the clinical association between HIV and malaria in the pregnant woman; discuss the role of family planning in reducing MTCT of HIV; describe the elements of HIV counseling and testing of women during antenatal care; define the antenatal care interventions that can help reduce the risk of MTCT of HIV; discuss the intrapartum care interventions that can help prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns; discuss the postpartum interventions that can help prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to infant; describe the importance of community interventions and approaches in PMTCT of HIV; explain key elements in policy and advocacy for PMTCT; describe elements that are essential in programs that involve PMTCT.
  • Nutrition and Medicine
    • The course spans the theoretical to the clinical aspects of nutrition. The student learns to obtain information and knowledge, develop the ability to interpret and evaluate current nutrition research, and develop critical thinking skills on the use of nutrition in medical care.
  • Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health
    • Provides statistics for counts and measurements in descriptive and analytic studies, stratified analysis with exact confidence limits, matched pair and person-time analysis, sample size and power calculations, random numbers, sensitivity, specificity and other evaluation statistics, R x C tables, chi-square for dose-response, and links to other useful sites.
  • Pneumonia
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to explain why pneumonia interventions are one of the top priorities in child survival programs aimed at reducing under-five mortality in developing countries; describe principles of pneumonia case management in children under five years of age; discuss approaches that can reduce pneumonia-related mortality.
  • Population Change and Public Health
    • This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.
  • Population, Health, and Environment Basics
    • At the end of this course, you will be able to articulate linkages among PHE issues; identify the historical precursors of PHE programs; recall the defining characteristics of PHE programs worldwide and provide examples of the kinds of interventions associated with them; list the benefits that can result from implementing PHE interventions in an integrated fashion; indicate the ways in which community participation is a central component of PHE program design and implementation, and outline various models of community involvement in PHE projects; name some of the current challenges and future directions of PHE programming; access and utilize various PHE tools and resources.
  • Postpartum Care
    • By the end of this mini-course, the participant will be able to define the postpartum period; explain the importance of postpartum care; describe the three primary postpartum care programming models; discuss the timing of postpartum care visits; describe the elements of postpartum care; describe the self-care that is promoted during postpartum care; describe the postpartum care specific to the household and community; describe the postpartum care specific to the peripheral facility and outreach services; describe the postpartum care specific to the district hospital; discuss the mother-baby dyad; discuss the policy implications of postpartum care integration; discuss the performance support needed by people who are providing postpartum care; describe select country examples of integrated postpartum care.
  • Postpartum Family Planning
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to define stages of the postpartum period; define key terminology relevant to postpartum family planning; discuss the rationale for, and importance of, postpartum family planning; discuss contraceptive method considerations for the postpartum period; describe the elements of extended postpartum family planning that are different from family planning in general; discuss the role of integration in postpartum family planning programming; describe unique programmatic issues surrounding postpartum family planning; describe examples of postpartum family planning program integration.
  • Postpartum IUD Curriculum Trainer's Manual
    • This curriculum is a clinical course designed to train doctors who will perform postpartum IUD (PPIUD) insertions at their home institutions. This course emphasizes the information needed to provide safe and effective PPIUD services and provides for extensive practice time.
  • Preparing to Work in a Crisis: Health and Safety for Field Volunteers
    • This presentation discusses some of the major hazards working as a field volunteer in a refugee camp or disaster situations.
  • Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants, and Children
    • This course focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for infant mortality and analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.
  • Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • By the end of this e-course, you will be able to describe the contribution of PPH to maternal mortality globally; discuss the causes of PPH; describe healthy practices during pregnancy that help prevent mortality from PPH; describe some healthy practices during the first and second stages of labor that help prevent PPH; describe active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL), the key evidence-based practice for preventing PPH; discuss the drugs that may be used in performing AMTSL; discuss the importance of vigilant monitoring during the “fourth stage” of labor (immediately postpartum); describe the elements involved in country-level implementation (integration into a national Safer Motherhood program) of an AMTSL component.
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Training Package
    • The Generic Training Package contains technical content about core PMTCT program components and policies. The content reflects international guidelines and standards. Before it is used for country PMTCT training, this material must be adapted to reflect the national policies, protocols, and guidelines as well as the country-specific context and practice.
  • Problem-Based Learning
    • This module helps to define problem-based learning which is an instructional student-centered approach which uses carefully constructed clinical problems as a context for students to define their learning needs, conduct self-directed enquiry, integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge and skills to develop a solution to a defined problem.
  • PTSD in Refugee Populations
    • A lecture on how to identify and successfuly treat refugess with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Quality Information in Field Research
    • Training manual on practical communication skills for field researchers and project personnel.
  • Refugee Health Care
    • Addresses the provision of basic health requirements for refugees and the coordination of care among the agencies concerned with them.
  • Review of One-Way ANOVA
    • This module defines ANOVA as a method to compare means between more than two groups.
  • Sampling Frames and Study Types: Studies on Life Events
    • At the end of this lecture, students will be in a position to identify appropriate study types for examining various life events on the basis of knowledge of the purpose of the study, availability of data and other non-technical limitations.
  • Screening and Disease Prevention
    • This lecture examines the use of screening to prevent disease.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • This online course is designed for reproductive health and other health care providers, particularly in resource-poor settings, who are interested in learning the basics of STI's/RTIs prevention, management and counseling.
  • Simulations/Demonstrations
    • Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts.
  • Standard Days Method
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions what is the SDM and how does it work; what are the advantages and challenges of the SDM; what factors facilitate or limit use of the SDM; how can the SDM and CycleBeads be made more available in country programs.
  • Statistical Reasoning I
    • Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts.
  • Statistical Reasoning II
    • Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. The course builds on the material in Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I , extending the statistical procedures discussed in that course to the multivariate realm, via multiple regression methods. New topics, such as methods for clinical diagnostic testing, and univariate, bivariate, and multivariate techniques for survival analysis will also be covered. These topics will be reinforced with many "real-life" examples drawn from recent biomedical literature. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is again on interpretation and concepts.
  • Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
    • Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, quality of life, and the measurement of overall health status. Intended for doctoral students.
  • Study Designs in Epidemiology
    • This module looks at epidemiological research, classification of designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, and choice of design.
  • Study Management Pt. 1
    • The purpose of this module is to learn how to conduct a study properly.
  • Study Management Pt. 2
    • This module covers the interviewing process in a study.
  • Study Planning and Design to Enhance Translation of Health Behavior Research
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to understand the need to design health promotion studies to enhance their generalizability and potential for translation to practice-based settings, to understand the elements of an evaluation and study planning framework, and to become familiar with methods to design health behavior change intervention studies to enhance their translation to practice settings.
  • Supercourse Statistics Course
    • This course is an introduction to stochastic processes as applied to the biomedical sciences. Among the topics which will be discussed are: epidemiology models for incidence, prevalence and mortality, backward and forward recurrence times and their relationship to length biased sampling, Poisson processes, birth and death processes, Markov chains and semi-Markov processes.
  • Surveillance
    • At the conclusion of this module the learner will be able to understand descriptive epidemiology of health problems, find links to services, find links to research, evaluate interventions, provide projections and planners, and to understand the education and policy.
  • The Epidemiology of Physical Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries Pt. 1
    • This lecture will introduce the topic of epidemiology of activity-related musculoskeletal injuries among recreatiionally active adults with special attention to the risk of injury potentially associated with recommended amounts of moderate physical activity.
  • The Epidemiology of Physical Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries Pt. 2
    • The purpose of the study was to examine the health effects of physical activity and fitness among the general population.
  • The Impact of Primary Care on Population Health
    • This lecture summarizes Professor Leiyu Shi's recent work on primary care, the definition of primary care, and his research rationale and framework. It includes a close look at international primary care studies, US primary care studies, Metropolitan Statistical Area analyses, county-level studies, multi-level studies, meta-analyses, and US health center studies.
  • The Modeling of Science. Factors that Influence Science. Pt. 1
    • This module covers the concept of personal knowledge in a research study.
  • The Modeling of Science. Factors that Influence Science. Pt. 2
    • This module covers the role of government in research studies.
  • The Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives
    • Designed by FHI specifically to educate community representatives about their roles and responsibilities so that they have a stronger voice before, during and after the research process.
  • The Rights of Children and Youth Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS: Trainers' Handbook
    • This stand alone 3 1/2 hour workshop looks at key health rights of children and youth infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and strategies that can be used to protect those rights. It contains resources on raising awareness around youth's health rights; identifying problems and abuses of rights; and strategies to assist children and youth to access health rights.
  • The Use of Epidemiologic Methods in Disasters
    • This lecture was designed to introduce the reader to the concept of disaster epidemiology. It was created as a part of the Global Health Network Supercourse project.
  • Tuberculosis Basics (Updated)
    • When you have completed this eLearning course, you will have a better understanding of the global burden of TB; TB transmission, control, and prevention; the DOTS strategy; TB diagnosis and treatment; the special challenge of TB and HIV co-infection; key elements of capacity development; global TB initiatives and partner organizations; USAID's TB strategy and its expanded response through partnerships and capacity building.
  • Tuberculosis—Advanced Concepts
    • When you have completed this eLearning course, you will have a better understanding of global TB achievements (progress made in TB control and prevention); special TB challenges (e.g., MDR TB, XDR TB, childhood TB); the importance of infection control; the International Standards for TB Care; advocacy, Communication, and Social mobilization.
  • Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action
    • The toolkit is a resource collection of participatory educational exercises for use in raising awareness and promoting action to challenge HIV stigma. PDF format.
  • Uses of Demography
    • This module looks at changes in population models.
  • Validation of Predictive Regression Models
    • At the end of this module, the person should be able to know about common types of regression models, understand fundamental assumptions of regression models, understand performance criteria of predictive models, and to understand the principals of different types of validation.
  • Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing Countries
    • This course deals with the principles of infrastructure planning in developing countries, with a focus on appropriate and sustainable technologies for water and sanitation. It also incorporates technical, socio-cultural, public health, and economic factors into the planning and design of water and sanitation systems. Upon completion, students will be able to plan simple, yet reliable, water supply and sanitation systems for developing countries that are compatible with local customs and available human and material resources.
  • Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodlogies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.
  • Women's Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle and in the Context of HIV and AIDS
    • The purpose of this module is to explore issues regarding women's nutritional status, causes of malnutrition, the effects of malnutrition on the intergenerational life cycle, the consequences of inadequate weight and height, micronutrient deficiencies and interventions to improve women's nutrition. The module also addresses the synergistic relationship between nutrition and HIV infection, the nutritional requirements of HIV-positive pregnant or lactating women and adolescent girls, and nutritional care and support of HIV-positive women.
  • You Call the Shots
    • This series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a basic step-by-step manner. It is useful as an introduction to the field of immunization for new providers, or nursing and medical students. It is also useful as a comprehensive refresher for more experienced providers.
  • Youth Reproductive Health
    • By the end of the course, you will be able to answer the following questions what are the key reproductive health issues facing young people and why are they important; what are some of the unique reproductive health problems facing different groups of young people; how do gender differences affect reproductive health; what are the consequences of early childbearing, abortion, STIs, and HIV for young people; what are effective ways to reach young people with RH/HIV messages; what is the most effective way for young people to prevent pregnancy, HIV, and STIs; what is youth participation and why is it important in youth reproductive health programming; why is community involvement important for youth reproductive health programming.