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Online Course

The Challenges of Global Health

Duke University via Coursera

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Found in Public Health
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

What are the world’s major health challenges? What contributes to them? What can we do to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities?

Whether you are new to Global Health, want to take a refresher course, or want to sample Global Health before undertaking undergraduate or graduate study in the field, The Challenge of Global Health is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise foundation for understanding Global Health problems and solutions.

Taught by Dr. David Boyd, an award-winning professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB4xBBzNxVQ), the course combines lectures with videos shot around the world and interviews with some of the world’s foremost Global Health experts.

Syllabus

Getting Started
-Start here!

Basic Concepts in Global Health
-This module covers some of the most important basic concept that you need to know to understand global health. In particular we will focus on key terminology and the determinants underlying health and disease.

Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges
-This module focuses on examining the causes and distribution of infectious disease, noncommunicable disease, injury/violence/disaster, and MCH (maternal and child health).

Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions
-This module explores the main global health actors, how they work, and what strategies they use to improve global health outcomes and to solve global health problems.

The Future of Global Health
-This module examines the changes that we expect to occur in global health in the near future and what strategies will best help us to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

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Elizabeth H
4 years ago
by Elizabeth completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Learners who have no background in any health discipline can have little difficulty with this course. The videos cite real-life examples, use several illustrations and simplify concepts. Variation in scenery and dialogues with experts and field workers highly contribute to the overall quality of the material.
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Richa K
a year ago
by Richa is taking this course right now.
As compared to the other global health courses, this course by Dr. Boyd has a lot of videos and lesser readings and that really makes it interesting and easy to follow and complete.
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Abdi K
4 years ago
Abdi is taking this course right now, spending 21 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I'm so interested in health related subject this is create opportunity for me to contribute what I'll acquire in future for my country development issue.
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