Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

Understand where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today and where it might go next.

The Centre for History in Public Health is running a three week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the history of public health in Post-war Britian. The MOOC is run in conjunction with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and FutureLearn.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/public-health-history

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Why join the course?

History can offer us a unique insight into the public health problems, policies, and practices of the past, and is of critical importance to our understanding of healthcare in the contemporary world.

This online course will offer you an opportunity to bring the past into conversation with the present, enabling you to set the changing nature of public health in post-war Britain in context with changes seen today.

What will you achieve?

  • Explore the different definitions of public health and describe how these developed over the post-war period
  • Identify the structures, organisations and individuals that put public health into practice
  • Reflect on the challenges faced by public health in post-war Britain
  • Evaluate the different solutions put forward to address public health problems in post-war Britain
  • Interpret contemporary public health structures, challenges and solutions alongside their historical context

Who is the course for?

Learners from across the world who are intrigued by the history of public health in Britain. No prior knowledge or expertise in the area is needed, although you may be a student, professional, or individual with an interest in an aligned field, such as healthcare, medicine, public health, local government, history, or science.

Start date:

26 June 2017. Future dates to be confirmed.

Time commitment:  4 hrs per week