Full course description
About the Course
This non-credit course provides a solid grounding in the Profession and Science of Public Health and Factors related to Human Health. Successful completion of this course may be a requirement for your degree and is the first step in your academic training.
This course is fully online and self-paced. The twelve modules in this course are aligned with the twelve learning outcomes in foundational public health knowledge as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health. Throughout each module are readings, notes from faculty, interactive activities, and videos to help you learn how to improve health at individual and population levels.
Throughout the modules are short quizzes. You may take the quizzes multiple times, but you must score 80% or better to pass. A passing score on each quiz is required for successful completion of the course.
This course does not have required materials
How to Enroll
Please log with your Indiana University Central Authentication Services (CAS) user name and pass phrase into the Foundational Knowledge in Public Health which is hosted within Canvas Learning Management System. Also, CAS logins for all IU students require a Two-Step Login (DUO). For more, see About Two-Step Login (DUO).
If you have not created your CAS user name and pass phrase, please complete the instructions below to create your account. Any student who has been admitted to the university and to the appropriate school within the university can create a computing account. Make sure you know your 10-digit University ID number before proceeding.
The Account Management Service AMS (opens to an external site) allows you to create the basic computing account(s) you need at IU. To use AMS, you must know your last name, date of birth, and University ID number. Note:
- Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete the account creating process.
- Your session will time out if left inactive for more than five consecutive minutes, requiring that you log in and begin the process again.
- If you encounter a problem with the account creation process, copy the full text of any error message and contact the Support Center (opens to an external site).
All Incoming Graduate Students