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Session 1 Reflection on Session 1

Of the various definitions of Public Health you will find in this Topic, which one do you think is most relevant to your setting, and why?

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Session 2 Reflection Session 2

Think about an example of the barriers to the introduction of an evidence-based policy to improve the health of the public in your setting, and relate these to the paper by Garner et al: Putting evidence into practice: how middle and low income countries "get it together"

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Session 3 Reflection Session 3

Thinking about the importance of health systems as discussed in this session, reflect on the role of one Public Health agency to reduce the burden of illness of one major condition in your setting. Do you think that international assistance could help?

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Session 4 Reflection Session 4

How useful do you think are the theories of health behaviour in planning interventions?

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Session 5 Reflection Session 5

Reflect on a disease, or one of the risk factors for disease, which shows inequality in its distribution in your population, and suggest the way in which an epidemiological study might contribute to the understanding of the cause of this inequality.

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Session 6 Reflection Session 6

Of the three major recommendations of the WHO commission on the social determinants of health, reflect on which would you consider are most applicable in your setting and why?

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Session 7 Reflection Session 7

Reflect on the role you think that online education might play in building workforce capacity in your setting.

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