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E-Learning : Community Health & Nutrition in the Developing World

E-Learning: Community Health & Nutrition in the Developing World


Our course on Community Health & Nutrition in the Developing World is a key course taken by students of public health and allied health sciences based in Sri Lanka & Abroad. This course is particularly demanded by Foreign students who would require to understanding the dimensions of public health in the tropics and the developing world. The United Nations SDG #02 and #03 on Zero Hunger & Good Health & Well Being is a benchmark of targets and goals for the world to achieve by 2030 and in that regard SIHL has developed this course to align and go beyond the global goals on health.


In view of this process our course offers an in-depth experience to the theoretical and practical perspectives of public health, community health mobilisation, preventing & managing public health emergencies and nutrition. Furthermore, students will also look into thewider aspects of health systems and funding, non-communicable diseases and mental health, infectious diseases, reproductive maternal and child well-being. Within the larger Sarvodaya Development work community health has been a top priority in our 60 years of engagement and this course is enriched by that experience and inculcates ground realities and perspectives.


Duration & Pathway

You will complete this course at your own pace within a minimum period of 08 weeks to a maximum of 10 weeks and students will be evaluated through online assignments, online viva and course work that would affect their final grades. (For Certificate pathway)

Student are also encouraged and required to submit a project of their choice (adhering to academic standards) related to the scope of Community based Disaster Risk Management.

Alternatively, we also offer a practicum with this Course:

2 weeks field practicum: students can opt-in to the practicum pathway which totals to 12 weeks of engagement (08 weeks online + 2 weeks on field practicum).


Awards & Pathways

Students can opt-in to receiving a verified Certificate from Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning if they successfully complete the course and pay the subsidised course fee of LKR 10000 at registration. If students opt-into the extra 02 weeks of field practicum the total subsidised course fee will be LKR 15000/- for Local students & LKR 25000/- for Foreign students.

If student do not require a certification and are looking forward to expanding their understanding in this field they can opt-into the Non-Certification (course only)route for free and a certificate would not be issued at this instance.

Students will have to register their interest at the beginning of their course and would not be allowed to opt-into the Certificate pathway in the middle of the course.

Certificate Pathway: Students make a payment and opt-into applying for a certificate.

Non-Certificate Pathway: Students learn for free but no acknowledgement of their participation.


For Whom

This course is popular among students of Community /Public health as well as professionals aspiring to specialise in this field.

E-Learning courses are designed for students, professionals and enthusiasts who would like to expand their current understandings of this course offering.

Certificate pathway will require students to possess relevant academic qualifications (GCE A/L Passes and above) when registering for this course. Non-Certificate pathway does not require you to have academic qualifications.


For more information and clarifications please reach the Student Counselling Department of the Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning on studentinq@sihl.edu.lk and we will be delighted to assist you throughout your learning journey with us.