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The overall purpose of this course is to provide you with a general overview and basic knowledge of the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). Learning materials focus on the implementation and application of the IHR (2005) through an overview of their history, followed by their purpose, key requirements and responsibilities. This course goes into greater details about the implementation activities of the IHR (2005) in Canada, including the designation of the National Focal Point. You will also explore the use of the Annex 2 decision instrument for the assessment and reporting of events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern and other IHR information sharing activities.
This course explores the development and use of the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada and their importance in helping to strengthen the public health workforce. It will also help you identify and access resources and tools that support the use and integration of the Core Competencies for Public Health in your practice and organization. It is a self-directed course that takes about two hours to complete, plus as much as time as you want to explore the tools and links to other resources that are provided. It is designed for practitioners and managers in public health organizations as well as instructors and students in public health.
This course explores the purposes, functions and approaches of public health, looking at who is involved, how it operates and the history of public health in Canada. It is a self-directed course that takes about one hour to complete. It is designed for people who want to learn about public health but do not have an educational background in the subject.
This course provides a general overview of skills for evidence-based literature searching. The course focuses on evidence-based public health, identifies various public health information sources and illustrates how to search them. It also outlines the process for developing an effective search question and a search strategy, and provides opportunities for learners to conduct basic literature searches. The course takes about 10 to 12 hours to complete.
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