Public Health eLearning

Project summary


A lack of awareness and understanding of public health (PH) can limit the contribution that the wider workforce can make to population health improvement. Difficulties in identifying appropriate PH learning opportunities act as a barrier to acquiring knowledge and developing skills.

This project, developed by the Wessex Deanery in collaboration with the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine, aims to remove these barriers by providing an interactive tiered learning framework to enable all those involved or interested in practicing public health to identify and address their PH learning needs. Providing a single point of online access, the resource also promotes inter-professional learning and collaboration and facilitates global public health knowledge sharing.

Key features


The website consists of 3 elements:

  • an introductory module using animation to illustrate the broad concepts of PH;
  • an interactive section providing guided learning to acquire core knowledge;
  • a resources section with structured access to eLearning resources for specific topics.

User involvement is encouraged to keep the site as a self-sustaining, constantly evolving resource.



  • Lead authors: Dr John Acres, Helen Buttivant
  • Project manager and learning designer: Dr Sunhea Choi
  • Media developers: Elizabeth Ault, Julien Mason, Mimi Lee
  • Implementation: Matthew Hammerton



This project is funded by Wessex Deanery.

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