Universal health care (National Health Insurance) is key to supporting sustainable development. The international public health series of short courses are designed to develop the key competencies of professionals, policymakers, and managers across all industries supporting the improvement of health outcomes.

Public Health Informatics has been defined as: "the application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion.” (American Medical Informatics Association).

The health sector needs to play a central role in addressing climate change--the greatest health threat of the 21st century.

This course aims to provide strategic direction and promote public health practice by focusing on prevention, public health, climate change, and global health informatics.

Who Should Enrol

  • Public health practitioners
  • Professionals considering pursuing a career in public health
  • Medical professionals preparing for the NHI
  • Policy makers
  • Managers (public, private and NGO sectors)
  • Public health consultants
  • Researchers
  • Health and wellness promoters
  • Health promoters
  • Educators
  • Climate change specialists
  • Public health engineers
  • Public health lawyers
  • Environmental health practitioners and environmentalists
  • Behavioural scientists
  • Journalists and medical writers

Course Design

This is an on-line CPD/CME package and materials are presented in the form of video tuition and reading materials. Participants have access to all available courses for a 12-month period from the date of enrolment for the package.

Course Highlights

Available online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week via PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Automated integration with the MPC CPD Manager so that CPD records are ready for submission to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Designed to give students a rapid overview of the discipline of public health and three key focus areas in public health practice namely prevention, climate change and global health informatics.

Course Content

The FPD CPD/CME online education package consists of four short courses which include:

Public Health: Provides basic introduction to key aspects of the discipline of public health.

Prevention: Provides basic introduction to key aspects of the prevention of ill health.

Climate Change and Public Health: Provides the Public Health aspects of climate change and its impact on populations.

Global Health Informatics: Provides a framework and some resources to help those in low resource settings meet their knowledge needs.


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of each course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.


Each separate course within the CPD/CME package is accredited according to the HPCSA Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 8 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2. Providing a total of 32 clinical CEU’s for completing the whole package.


To qualify for a CPD certificate of completion for each course, participants should successfully complete the online assessment process and work through all resources and videos provided.


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