Working and learning globally: The Peoples-uni social model for global public health capacity building
PHE ePoster Library. Oyebode O. Sep 12, 2017; 186512; 133
Assoc. Prof. Oyinlola Oyebode
Assoc. Prof. Oyinlola Oyebode
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Abstract INTRODUCTION Peoples-uni is a UK charity engaging hundreds of public health specialists and academics as online volunteer educators to build public health capacity globally. METHODS Seventeen Masters-level modules, and 20 free introductory self-study courses are available online. Courses are based on open educational resources, delivered by volunteers, on an open source educational platform, thus keeping costs low. Peoples-uni supports programme alumni further, many of whom have joined as tutors. We collaborate with organisations which share our mission and seek to develop accessible online public health education for low- and middle income countries (LMICs), including charities, governmental organisations, the Faculty of Public Health, and the HEE Global Health Exchange. RESULTS 1256 students from 80 countries have enrolled in Masters-level modules, 464 have passed at least one. 121 have graduated with a Master of Public Health. 1645 students have taken open online courses. Over 300 international volunteer tutors have contributed to courses so far. Tutoring provides CPD and training opportunities for the UK public health workforce, in addition to the satisfaction from contributing to global health (workforce) development. Feedback shows that: a) 95% of students consider their courses “very relevant” to LMICs, and would recommend the courses to others; b) The programme equips graduates with the ability to practice evidence-based public health. Courses also provide low-cost education and CPD opportunities for UKPHR candidates, and others. CONCLUSION Peoples-uni uses a social model of capacity building, which is low-cost, high-quality, successful, sustainable, scalable, and adaptable to the needs of the international public health workforce.
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