Building Public Health capacity using Internet-based e-learning...
Most low to middle income countries (LMIC) currently have to cope with a wide range of health problems that interfere with their future economic development. Public health is a major priority, especially the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and common infectious diseases, as well as the emergence of chronic disease epidemics.
Peoples-uni offers a very low cost range of public health courses (accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health and the Manchester Metropolitan University) as part of their Masters of Public Health programme.
"The development and delivery of course modules depends on a volunteer faculty. Tutors might be Public Health professionals who are academic or service-based, and in the current workforce or retired, and can act as:
Course developers (either lead or team members)
Join or lead a team and collaborate on the development of a course module. We have a template which we will provide (and which has worked well to date). We already have access to a number of on-line resources that can be used. You do not need special knowledge of on-line teaching techniques as a team of IT experts are on hand to help out. We anticipate this will take about 10 hours of work only, all by e-communication. Help with reviewing and updating existing modules would also be welcome.
Facilitators who commit for a 2-week spell as facilitator for one of 5 topics in a course module – in which you have special interest or expertise. You would need approximately 2-3 hours a week as an online facilitator.
Course module leaders would commit to an overview for the length of the course module (12-15 weeks).
To mark the final for-credit assignment.