Learn about primary health care online for free

Learn about primary health care online for free


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and coursera offers an online course health for all through primary health care for free.

This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions.

About the course:

In this course, they will explore these terms in the context of global health, their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented both at small scale as well as at large scale. They will also explore some ultra-low-cost approaches to Health for All through primary health care and the promise that primary health care holds for eventually achieving Health for All.

Course syllabus:

  • Week 1: Primary Health Care and Health for All, an Introduction
  • Week 2: Exploring What Primary Health Care Really Is
  • Week 3: Approaches to Implementing Primary Health Care in Resource-Constrained Settings
  • Week 4: Achieving Health for All through Community Health Workers and Innovative Community-based Programming
  • Week 5: Wrapping Up

Duration: 5 weeks

Timings: 3 to 4 hours / week

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