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Essentials of Global Health

Essentials of Global Health is a comprehensive introduction to global health. It is meant to introduce you to this topic in well-structured, clear and easy to understand ways. Much of the course will focus on five questions: What do people get sick, disabled and die from; Why do they suffer from these conditions? Which people are most affected? Why should we care about such concerns? What can be done to address key health issues, hopefully at least cost, as fast as possible, and in sustainable ways? The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, the health of the poor, and health disparities. Particular attention will be paid throughout the course to health systems issues, the linkages between health and development, and health matters related to global interdependence. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but be practical in orientation. ESSENTIALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Course Learning Objectives By the end of the course, learners should be able to: • Articulate key public health concepts related to global health; • Analyze the key issues in global health from a number of perspectives; • Discuss with confidence the burden of disease in various regions of the world; how it varies by sex, age, and location; key risk factors for this burden; and how the disease burden can be addressed in cost-effective ways; • Assess key health disparities, especially as they relate to the health of low-income and marginalized people in low- and middle-income countries; • Outline the key actors and organizations in global health and the manner in which they cooperate to address critical global health concerns; • Review key global health challenges that are likely to arise in the coming decades. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Value Added of the Course The course seeks to add special value by being comprehensive, by handling each topic in a consistent framework, and by helping learners gain an understanding of well grounded approaches to assessing global health issues and what can be done to address them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Readings and other materials for Essentials of Global Health For almost every session of Essentials of Global Health, you will see: - Required readings - Recommended readings - Recommended videos We have selected a small number of readings for each session that are central to understanding the content of the session. We have put these under “required readings”. For each required reading, we have also indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. In addition, we have selected some additional readings that would be very helpful to your understanding the content of each session. The first is a textbook, Global Health 101, third edition. This is a comprehensive introductory textbook that closely follows the content of this Essentials of Global Health course. We have indicated for each session what part of the book you should read. Using this textbook can be very valuable to your mastering the content of the course. The second set of “recommended readings” is some additional readings, mostly from journal articles and reports. For these, too, we have indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. Learners should note that to access articles from The Lancet they will have to register with the Lancet, if they do not have online access to a library that has The Lancet. Once they are registered, they will be able to sign into The Lancet and access all of its free articles. We have also indicated for most sessions one or two videos that relate to the topic of the session. These are meant to help the learner get a better feel for the topic which is being covered. Most learners will find the videos brief, easy and enjoyable to watch, and very enlightening.

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Rating 4.8 based on 249 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 5-7 hours per week.
Starts Mar 29 (last week)
Cost $49
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructor Richard Skolnik
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Nutrition Public Health

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This was an excellent way of getting a high quality update of the main issues in global health today.Very enjoyable, thank you Mr. Skolnik!

learned a lot about global health but it seems a lot of these concepts and trends are a no-brainer.

DR QUINCY It is a comprehensive course, covering a broad range of topics and you can get a glimpse of nearly every subjects concerned with Global Health.

Its really a fascinating course to be met by all age groups and the knowledge acquired made me to think about various global health issues and their present status and further ways to overcome such issues..!

I learned a lot more about Global Health Very enjoyable and in-depth!

Great overview of global health and the different issues in global health.The main con of this lecture is the sloppily written transcript and subtitles, with no paragraphing, lots of spelling errors and words that sound the same but are totally wrong.

The most amazing course i have ever done .It helped me in understanding the basic concept and to use the leaning into implementation phase great course, very comprehensive and detailed for global health issues and trends Its a very informative course, I like it and I will like to study more on Global health Excellent course.

I enjoyed the Through this course I get to know the essentials and the big picture of global health and the most important concepts and actors in this field.

very good comprehensive Global Health MOOC The professor did an extremely good job at making sure his students understood every concept.

Terrific overview of global health basics.

I came out with a high-level understanding of the current state of Global Health.

A nice course which introduce the basic and the fundamentals of global health from several aspects, which is quiet easy for the freshmen to get a good start up to know more about the global health field.

Essential of Global Health is an interesting and cross cutting course of all aspects of global and public health.I have learnt amazing issues ranging from what people get sick, disabled, and die from to some topics on communicable and non communicable diseases, and lots more.Most importantly, it is very crucial for anyone interested in working within the field of global health, especially in low and middle income countries, where the epidemiological transition is growing very high and communicable diseases are also issues of both public and global health concern.Thank you Professor Scolnik for your efforts in ensuring that we gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in the field of global health.

From the course, we gain experience in some strategic thinking materials to design better health systems and take decisions to improve global health This course was really interesting.

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easy to understand

Offered in a simple way very easy to understand I'm a working physician who has done a decent amount of global medical work, and I found this course thorough but to-the-point course and a great introduction to global health.

This course is taught in a way that is easy to understand and gives lots of insight and examples to further solidify the knowledge presented.

His explanations were great and was easy to understand It was a really helpful course to let me get to know about issues in the world An outstanding instructor who communicates in a manner which conveys the facts with no nonsense, efficient and intriguing manner.

The information was very interesting, easy to understand, very helpful readings and videos.

Wonderful course, lot of important information presented in very easy to understand way.

He made the course interesting and easy to understand.

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I recommend this course anytime, anywhere..

I definitely recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in global health.

Highly recommend this course!

Essentials of Global Health I love it ????? I love the way the teacher taught us, i like the material provided and the quuestions asked in assessments are best way to improve the knowledge level If i may, i highly recommend this course for those interested in Global Health studies and career.

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wide range

It's very complete, covers a very wide range of topics, has tons of mandatory and additional references for reading, the Prof. is very good at teaching, the visual production and materials are impeccable and the fact that it almost makes you feel like if you were sitting there in the very same classroom is an aspect that other courses should try to implement.

It covered a wide range of material in the most thought provoking manner.

It covered a wide range of modules.

Great course with high-quality materials that cover a wide range of topics I will be healthy person;) Hlo Muito bom!

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Nurse Practitioner-Global Occupational Health $43k

Coordinator, Global Health $57k

Research Associate, Duke Global Health Institute $60k

Project Coordinator, Center for Global Health $63k

Global Health Promotion Coordinator $64k

Lecturer, Global Health $71k

Global Health Benefits Leader $82k

Global Marketing Manager, Building Care and Health Care $96k

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Rating 4.8 based on 249 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 5-7 hours per week.
Starts Mar 29 (last week)
Cost $49
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructor Richard Skolnik
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Nutrition Public Health

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