People's Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni)
The People's Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni) provides capacity building in Public Health through Internet based e-learning. It is designed for those working in low- to middle-income countries who would otherwise not be able to access such education, using a 'social model' based on volunteers and open educational resources to keep costs low.
Peoples-uni offers education at the 'train the trainers' level, equivalent to that of a Masters level, for those with prior educational and occupational experience. The education meets identified competences which help with the practice of Public Health and are action oriented, reflecting a critical understanding of the evidence base, to assist in tackling major health problems facing the populations in which the students work. We provide an educational portfolio leading to a Certificate and Diploma in Public Health based on being shown to have met the competences identified in 4 or 8 of the course modules respectively (and later to a Masters).
Links to the health workforce crisis
Students are health professionals who live and work in developing countries. The use of e-learning allows them to remain in post while obtaining career development and helping them meet goals to improve the health of their populations. By a 'train the trainers' approach, we hope that this will cascade across the workforce over time.
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