Introduction to Public Health: Online Course

What's it about?

This e-Learning programme has been designed to help journalists in India report effectively on public health. As a journalist, you play a vital role in society. You alert and inform the public. Your knowledge, analysis and insight help set the policy agenda and frame debate.

Public health has a direct impact on social and economic development. Like education, it is an investment in the future. It not only saves lives, it saves money in the long run.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate issued jointly by UNICEF India, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Who should take this course?

This course offers journalists an introduction into the key elements of reporting public health.  It is a vast subject. This course will not teach you all you need to know but it aims to trigger your curiosity and broaden your understanding. Look on it as the start of a learning journey.

Anybody can sign up to take part, whether you are attending journalism workshops, you're looking to cover the sector, or you have a passing interest in the issues.

What's involved?

This programme offers you three modules : Immunization; Mother and Child Health; and Handling Data. The first two modules start and finish with a quiz. The quizzes are designed to show you how much knowledge you have retained and therefore how much progress you are making.

How long will it take?

Allow 45 minutes for the first module and 30 minutes for each of the other modules.

Enjoy the course. Stay sharp. Stay focused.

Module 1:
Module 2:
Mother and Child
Module 3:
Critical Appraisal