Certificate Course in Public Health and Healthcare


Course Title                             :           20 Hour Certificate Course in Public Health and Healthcare

Course Description               :

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy and protecting them from threats to their health.

Sometimes public health activities involve helping individuals. At other times they involve dealing with wider factors that have an impact on the health of many people, for example an age-group, an ethnic group, a locality, or a country.

As such, public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world.

Health care or healthcare is the improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, and other health professions all constitute health care. It includes work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

For whom (target group)  :           School leavers after A/L’s in the Bio stream, University undergraduate students in science and biomedical faculties, psychology students and counsellors, science and health education teachers, paramedical and nursing students and nurses. If you’re considering a career in healthcare or public health, then you may want to consider taking this comprehensive and fast-track online independent self-study Certificate level course.

Entry Requirements:                         Students and Graduates in Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology or Social Work, Medical doctors, nurses and other healthcare students or practitioners / professionals and age not less than 20 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.

Course Duration                      :           4 to 10 weeks (1.0 to 2.5 Months) – part time self-study

Total No. of Study Hours     :           20 Hrs. of Independent Self-Study time

Course Modules / Lessons:

Part-1 (12 Hours) – Public Health

Module 1: Introduction to Public Health
Module 2: Public Health Principles
Module 3: Epidemiology Study
Module 4: Epidemic Patterns and Measures of Disease Frequency
Module 5: Disease Control
Module 6: Maternity and Childbirth
Module 7: Public Health and Environment
Module 8: Public Health Policy
Module 9: Public Health Ethics and Human Rights
Module 10: Health and Social Care – Healthcare and Social Care
Module 11: Safeguarding and Risk from Abuse

Part-2 (8 Hours) – Healthcare

Module 1 – Introduction to Healthcare
Module 2 – Bioethics
Module 3 – Physical Healthcare
Module 4 – Mental Healthcare
Module 5 – Public Health
Module 6 – Related Sectors
Module 7 – Healthcare Worker
Module 8 – The Economics of Healthcare

The current 2023 all-inclusive Course Fee for new students is as follows:

For Non-IMH Students: Rs. 25,000/-

For Previous IMH Students: Rs. 20,000/- (Discounted course fee)

For Overseas / International Students: USD $80

Course fees has to be paid in full by cash, cheque, credit / debit card or via a bank transfer payment.

Final Course Assessment / Evaluation

There are only two separate assignments to be completed at home and submitted to the IMH for evaluation. Once a “pass” grade has been achieved for both assignments the IMH Certificate in Public Health and Healthcare and course transcript will be awarded to the registered student.

International Course Accreditation-1

This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK




International Course Accreditation-2

This course is fully endorsed and accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), Ireland





Course Registration / Enrollment

For course registration or further details please email us your request to enroll for this course by attaching your CV or including details of your academic and/or professional qualifications to: imh.colombo.sl@gmail.com