We have just released a new self-directed e-course, Introduction to public health. This programme has been designed to implement the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's (RPS) public health standards to help pharmacy professionals gain confidence in promoting and protecting public health in practice.
Alongside the launch of the e-course, we have also released the Introduction to public health (2017) e-assessment, to test you on the learning in the e-course.
This e-course is an interactive way to learn about the basics of public health. It signposts to many different resources and aligns itself to the nine professional public health standards from the RPS. Introduction to public health offers a variety of activities, videos and resources to help support pharmacy professionals. There are four modules: What is public health, Why is public health important, Pharmacy's role in public health and How to deliver quality and innovation in public health services.
This course can support you leading up to the next quality payment scheme review point, as you will need to have an awareness of local public health and pharmacy needs. This e-course will help you achieve successful completion of public health criteria for the Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 self-assessment.