Evidence-Based Public Health: Theory, Methods and Practice

Assessing the evidence behind healthcare interventions,programmes and services is one of the core competences identified by the UK Faculty of Public Health.

START DATE: January 2018 and January 2019
CONTACT: Tom Green

This course has been designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges behind creating a credible evidence base for public health decisions.

The course explores the historical development of evidence-based public health, who the main players are, and some of the contemporary debates surrounding its relevance to international public health today.

The course will also highlight how evidence from a wide range of sources can be identified, synthesised, and translated into initiatives aiming to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

The course will draw on the work of key public health organisations, namely the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in England, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US and the World Health Organization.