The Challenges of Global Health (Coursera)

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The Challenges of Global Health (Coursera)
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.

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Taught by Dr. David Boyd, an award-winning professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute, the course combines lectures with videos shot around the world and interviews with some of the world’s foremost Global Health experts.




Syllabus


WEEK 1

Getting Started

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WEEK 2

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.


WEEK 3

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).


WEEK 4

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.


WEEK 5

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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