Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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.

3 weeks, 4 hours per week

Educators

Alex Mold

Associate Professor in History and Deputy Director of the Centre for History in Public Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Syllabus

  • How the meaning and scope of public health has changed in Britain over the last 70 years
  • The nature of public health services and their shifting relationship to local government and the National Health Service
  • Individual responsibility for public health
  • How chronic disease became a key challenge for public health
  • The persistence of infectious disease and the appearance of new conditions like HIV/AIDS
  • Socioeconomic status and its impact on public health
  • Health education techniques, tactics and effectiveness
  • Attempts to use regulations to improve public health
  • The limits of public health, its successes and failures over time.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine