The world’s health needs are changing—evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of the public health professional to stay apace with these changes to protect and improve the health of populations.
Because of the commitment to ensure access to education around pressing public health issues, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) now offers a free, online Mini-MPH. The Mini-MPH provides foundational knowledge in public health to all interested learners. The program includes six hours of engaging, online content that covers key concepts of public health, with expert faculty, accessible to everyone.
Each component of the Mini-MPH is free, online, and asynchronous:
- What is Public Health?—Learn about the foundations of public health with BUSPH Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Sandro Galea.
- Quantitative Methods for Public Health—Learn to evaluate and interpret data to make evidence-based decisions to improve health with BUSPH Associate Dean of Education and Professor of Biostatistics, Lisa Sullivan.
- Leadership and Management for Public Health—Learn to communicate with, engage, and organize diverse groups in pursuit of change efforts to improve population health with BUSPH Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, Harold Cox.
- Health Systems, Law and Policy—Examine the constitutional, regulatory, political, and socio-economic bases for policies that determine access, quality, cost and equity in health services and population health programs with BUSPH Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, David Rosenbloom.
- Individual, Community and Population Health—Understand how program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations with BUSPH Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, Sophie Godley.
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The Mini-MPH is eligible for five CHES/MCHES continuing education contact hours. Details for claiming contact hours can be found on the Mini-MPH content page.
Note: The Mini-MPH does not lead to a certificate or degree.