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Dec 12th 2016

This course provides an introduction to systems thinking and systems models in public health. Problems in public health and health policy tend to be complex with many actors, institutions and risk factors involved. If an outcome depends on many interacting and adaptive parts and actors the outcome cannot be analyzed or predicted with traditional statistical methods. Systems thinking is a core skill in public health and helps health policymakers build programs and policies that are aware of and prepared for unintended consequences.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

Public Mental Health is the application of the principles of medicine and social science to prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral disorders and to promote mental health of the population. This course illustrates the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention.

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Dec 5th 2016

This course is one of three related courses in the HI-FIVE training program, which has topics on population health, care coordination and interoperability, value-based care, healthcare data analytics, and patient-centered care. Each of the three courses is designed from a different perspective based on various healthcare roles.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Dec 5th 2016

Responsables de 20% des causes de mortalité et de 50% des faits de délinquance, les addictions constituent un problème majeur de santé et de sécurité publique qui concerne de près ou de loin quasiment toutes les familles, comme l'ensemble de la société civile. Les addictions contemporaines comportent de multiples facettes : au-delà des problèmes liés à l'alcool, à l’héroïne ou la cocaïne il faut désormais y inclure : les consommations excessives chez les jeunes (cannabis, " binge drinking " ...), l'émergence des nouvelles drogues, les conduites addictives dans les entreprises et les addictions sans produit (jeux d'argent, internet, sexe, achats compulsifs ...). L'attention portée aux questions d'addictions et les données de la science ont considérablement progressé et ont permis l'émergence et l'essor de l’Addictologie.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

The objective of this course is to offer an integrated overview of vaccinology, from public health and scientific data justifying the development of a vaccine, to its delivery to the populations in the context of industrialized and developing countries.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Dec 1st 2016

Learn how to make healthy choices and adjustments to your lifestyle and environment to help you live a healthier, happier and longer life. Many health complaints, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or joint problems seem inescapable diseases of old-age, but originate mostly from our lifestyle. A lifestyle that is dictated much in part by our environment. The mismatch between our 'old' genes - our evolutionary heritage - and the 'modern' environment is the reason that we cannot resist the constant stimuli that seduce us to make unhealthy choices. Do's and don'ts cannot help us.

Average: 2 (3 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

In bringing about behavior change in public health, we often focus on the individual mother, student, or farmer. We should not forget the community structure and norms constrain for encouraging individual health behaviors. This course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

A practical and example filled tour of simple and multiple regression techniques (linear, logistic, and Cox PH) for estimation, adjustment and prediction.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Nov 28th 2016

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)
Nov 28th 2016

What can we do to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases from becoming epidemics or pandemic? In this course, you’ll learn the facts about infectious diseases and medical responses. We'll focus on the public health laws and policies that provide the framework for effective prevention, like quarantine laws, drug development policies, and bioterrorism and biodefense.

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Nov 28th 2016

Welcome to this on-demand MOOC “In the footsteps of Zika… approaching the unknown”. This MOOC has been produced by Université de Genève Institut Pasteur, Université Paris Descartes and Centre Virchow-Villermé. With the help of the intervention of faculty members and international experts, we will explore together the recent Zika phenomenon, a previously rare benign virus that recently turned unexpectedly into the limelight when on the 1st of February 2016 it was declared by the WHO as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Nov 21st 2016

This course covers the technical and management principles that are the basis of planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for acutely displaced populations in developing countries. The emphasis is on refugees in camp situations. The course includes modules on assessment, nutrition, epidemiology of major health problems, surveillance, and program management in the context of an international relief operation.

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Nov 21st 2016

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.

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Nov 21st 2016

A conceptual and interpretive public health approach to some of the most commonly used methods from basic statistics.

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Nov 21st 2016

Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.

Average: 5.8 (9 votes)
Nov 21st 2016

Current and future public health is characterized by the increase of chronic and degenerative diseases, corresponding to the worldwide ageing of the population. The increasing prevalence of these conditions together with the long incubation period of the chronic diseases and the restless technological innovations, offer new opportunities to develop strategies for early diagnosis.

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Nov 21st 2016

Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled. The Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of cases of microcephaly in newborns in South America, and this outbreak has now been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. With global attention towards this disease increasing rapidly, it is becoming clear that there is limited knowledge around how the carriers, or vectors, of Zika, are best avoided and controlled.

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Nov 14th 2016

Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.

Average: 6.8 (6 votes)
Nov 3rd 2016

This course will expose you to relevant areas of One Health One Medicine with special emphasis on Sustainability issues. Global health burden, determinants of health, strategies towards promoting health and applications towards a sustainable approach for the health of humans, animals and the environment will be covered.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how we measure them (biomonitoring) and their impact on our health.

Average: 5.8 (4 votes)

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