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Imperial College London

Global Disease Masterclass

Imperial College London via Coursera Specialization


The Global Disease Masterclass specialisation aims to provide students with an overview of core health challenges and lines of epidemiological research being undertaken, across a range of infectious and non-communicable diseases. The specialisation begins by examining the global distribution of diseases and the major trends that we have seen in the last several decades. Simultaneously, we consider the data that are used to construct such estimates. We then consider the role of social determinants and risk factors in shaping the distribution of disease in populations. For each, the overall aetiology and epidemiological patterns are described and subsequently, the interventions that are available to combat them are considered. Particular ‘policy issues’ in relation to each disease are examined from multiple angles. Each session comprises lecture content with leaders in the field, practical activities and in-depth interview with subject matter experts. The specialisation will give students a broad understanding of the major global issues in health and an in-depth understanding of some of the most important disease challenges that are being faced today. It will equip public health professionals and researchers with a broad foundation of knowledge on which to build further expertise about global public health.


Course 1: Global Disease Masterclass: Global Disease Distribution
- Offered by Imperial College London. The Global Diseases Masterclass is part of the full-degree Masters of Public Health that the School of ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Global Disease Masterclass: Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, Intervention and Prevention
- Offered by Imperial College London. This course is all about infectious diseases. We’ve selected four disease areas — HIV, Malaria, Emerging ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Global Disease Masterclass: Non-communicable Diseases
- Offered by Imperial College London. Welcome to this course on the aetiology, epidemiology and interventions for non-communicable diseases of ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Helen Ward and Timothy Hallett


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