Urban Health — Fundamentals (online course)

May 01 - May 31, 2024

Course Objectives

While urbanization is associated with improvements in health and development, it can also produce some negative consequences – unhealthy lifestyles, environmental degradation, and social inequities. This situation is most problematic in developing countries, against a background of unplanned growth, struggling health systems and lack of commensurate basic services for many.

This online course aims to teach the fundamentals of Urban Health, especially applicable to low– and middle-income country settings. It is a basic level course and aims to introduce fundamental concepts of urban public health and sensitise participants to the unique health problems in such settings.

Course details

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy practitioners, researchers and scholars who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Urban Health.

  • The complete duration of this course is 10 hours but it may be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

Course Schedule and Course Dates

Module # Module Name Duration
0 Introduction 50 min
1 Urbanization 100 min
2 Urban Demography 110 min
3 Urban Poor 140 min
4 Urban Health Framework 100 min
5 Urban Health & Sustainable Development Goals 100 min

The course is open from 1st — 31st May 2024

Who should attend

This short course is  targeted at any student, professional or researcher interested in urban public health. Those from the backgrounds of medicine,    health sciences, social sciences, life/biological sciences, economics, arts or commerce will find this useful.

Organization and Delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.


Upon successful completion, all eligible participants will be awarded Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Course Fee
For participants from within India:

INR 1850/- PLUS 18% GST

INR 1000/- PLUS 18% GST (for current students)

For participants from outside India:

US $ 50/- (fifty US dollars only)


Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute


Registration is to be done online at the web link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.


For Registration, please CLICK HERE

For further enquiry and registration, contact

E-mail: epibioonline@gmail.com