Global Public Health, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Global Public Health in collaboration with SDGAcademyX. Understanding the value of health not just as a benefit or right of individuals, but as a global public need.

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What are the effects of a healthy individual on the world around them?

Beyond the hereditary connections between parents and children or the implications of communicable diseases, public health has intrinsic value as a basic human right. Furthermore, health and the three pillars of sustainable development i.e. economic, social and environmental well-being, are intrinsically connected. 

Global Public Health , is a course taught by experts from the Public Health Foundation of India. The Global Public Health offered by edX in collaboration with SDGAcademyX explores the institutions, infrastructure, and the interplay of actors that constitute health not only in local communities but also on a global scale. In this course, you’ll discover how health is influenced by the environment, food systems, energy security, transport, trade, and human migration.

You’ll also learn health’s positive influence on other sectors, with investments in health shown to have a positive impact on economic development. Finally, this course will illuminate how health impacts and is essential to achieving poverty reduction, gender empowerment, universal education, conflict resolution, and other Sustainable Development Goals.

This course is for:

Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying public health, international development, public policy, nursing and medicine and other fields who are interested in the key concepts and practices in global public health

Healthcare professionals and other practitioners who want to understand their work within the broader context of international policy and the concept of sustainable development

Sustainable development practitioners who want to understand the lifecycle of needs and support necessary to improve health globally, including those who work for international aid organizations and nonprofits in the realms of healthcare, poverty, and nutrition

What you'll learn

  • Our planet's demographic and epidemiological transitions
  • Current and future trends in public health - including non-communicable diseases 
  • How our collective wellness has been impacted by globe-spanning factors over the years
  • The infrastructure and institutions that have shaped the healthcare industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  History of Public Health
  • Multiple Determinants of Health
  • Evolution of Global Public Health
  • Measuring Health Status
  • Demographic and Epidemiological Transitions
  • Economics to Equity in Health
  • Globalization and Its Impact on Public Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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