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Feb 27th 2017

This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.

Average: 3.3 (19 votes)
Feb 21st 2017

Learn how to design health information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the developing world. Disease has no respect for country borders and increased global travel has fueled the spread of infectious disease, as evidenced by the Ebola virus epidemic. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, initially confined to the developed world, now exist side by side with malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Global warming is widening the endemicity of vector-borne diseases.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Feb 20th 2017

Learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic and its various aspects including disease prevention, management and treatment, response to the epidemic, ethical considerations, and the post-Ebola global health landscape.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Feb 20th 2017

The field of global health is often thought of purely in medical or public health terms, but there are important geopolitical and policy dimensions of global health that underlie programmatic responses to global health challenges.

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Feb 20th 2017

Surveiller les maladies, mener les enquêtes en population pour identifier leurs causes (comportements, expositions environnementales, facteurs génétiques) : c’est le rôle de l’épidémiologie dont ce cours vous enseigne les principes et méthodes. Ce cours débute par une présentation des grands principes de l’épidémiologie descriptive (surveillance des maladies, investigation d’épidémies) et de l’épidémiologie analytique (identification des facteurs de risque des maladies). Les principaux indicateurs de risque, la formulation d’une hypothèse scientifique, les schémas d’étude utilisés pour les enquêtes en population, la prise en compte des fluctuations d’échantillonnage, l’analyse statistique des résultats et l’interprétation des biais seront expliqués et illustrés par des exemples et des études de cas tirés de la vie réelle.

Average: 6.6 (7 votes)
Feb 13th 2017

Around the world, we are increasingly socially and economically interdependent. Health on one side of the globe affects people on the other. Global health, once merely an ethical consideration, now dominates discussions and policies of global security. A diverse team of experts in this emerging field has come together to help you contextualize your experiences as a new or seasoned global health responder.

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)
Feb 13th 2017

This course proposes an overview of current global health challenges drawing on the insights of several academic disciplines including medicine, public health, law, economics, social sciences and humanities. This interdisciplinary approach will guide the student into seven critical topics in global health.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Feb 13th 2017

An introduction to key challenges and concepts important to understanding the current status and determinants of global health.

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Feb 6th 2017

In this course, learners will become familiar with principles and theories of global health problems, and major challenges and controversies in improving global population health as well as practical applications of quantitative methods to analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. Topics will include health and foreign policy, health governance, acute disease surveillance, non-communicable diseases, burden of disease, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening, health financing, and human resources for health and ageing.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Feb 6th 2017

Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Feb 6th 2017

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?

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Jan 30th 2017

Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London. International health electives (IHEs) are highly variable, student-organised placements that offer important opportunities for student-directed learning about health and healthcare in unfamiliar contexts. They enable medical and healthcare students to take responsibility for their own learning and to explore areas of interest relevant to future careers.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Learn about the most pressing issues in global health through a series of reviews and interviews with leading experts. How do health professionals predict global patterns of disease? In the case of an epidemic, disaster, or armed conflict, how do experts determine what health care interventions to use? Is it possible to eradicate diseases like guinea worm and polio? How can health systems address their challenges?

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Jan 17th 2017

Learn how to safely and effectively participate in global health rotations, projects, and volunteer work. Whether you’re considering a global health learning experience such as a clinical rotation, a research project, or volunteer work, or are preparing to work abroad, this is the course for you!

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Oct 3rd 2016

Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat. The introduction of the first antibiotic in the 1940s marks a true turning point in human history. For the first time, once deadly infectious diseases, such as pneumonia and bloodstream infections, became manageable health problems and new horizons for modern medicine were defined. The marketing of other antibiotics soon followed, and as a result of their initial success, bacterial infections were considered to be permanently defeated.

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Sep 20th 2016

Become part of the global health community and prepare yourself to join teams providing care. This course explores how multidisciplinary teams can work more effectively together to address global health needs. Whether you seek a career in international health or medicine, volunteer to serve those less fortunate, or work in an institutional setting such as a clinic, hospital, or public health agency, it is important to understand the sources and movement of diseases.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Mar 31st 2016

Understanding challenges and solutions to global health issues from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Global Health is a new field within public health sciences that integrates the knowledge from fields such as epidemiology, medicine, economy and the behavioral sciences. The main aim of the course, An Introduction to Global Health, is to describe and analyze variation in health between and within countries. This will provide an understanding of causes of the variation.

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Feb 23rd 2016

Reimagine global health problems with some of the leading global health thinkers and actors through a case-based biosocial framework.

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Feb 15th 2016

Is humanitarianism an effective, justifiable and sustainable response to ill-health, inequality, injustice and war?

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Jan 11th 2016

To help the living, study the dead: we will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death.

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