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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction

This module introduces you to the course, some of the basic concepts of global health, and a number of key perspectives for considering global health issues. This module will also introduce you to the key actors in global health and the different ways in which they are organized and function. ...
4 videos (Total 58 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Key Perspectives on Global Health and Determinants of Health15m
Social Determinants of Health11m
The Global Health Context and Who Plays18m
11 readings
About this course10m
Meet your instructor10m
Pre-Couse Survey10m
(Required) Koplan et al, "Towards a Common Definition of Global Health"5m
(Required) Fried et al, Global Health is Public Health5m
(Recommended) Skolnik, "The Principles and Goals of Global Health"20m
(Recommended) Jamison, DT, et al. "Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation."20m
(Required) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (CSDH)30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, "Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends"5m
(Required) Major players in development cooperation for global health50m
(Recommended) Skolnik, “Working Together to Improve Global Health”s
2 practice exercises
Key Perspectives on Global Health10m
The Global Health Context and Who Plays10m
Week
2
8 hours to complete

Module 2: The Burden of Disease

Module 2 focuses on the “burden of disease”. It first examines the state of the world’s health. It then introduces you to key demographic factors and how they relate to global health. It concludes with several sessions that examine what people get sick, disabled and die from and to what risk factors and determinants these conditions can be attributed. ...
8 videos (Total 102 min), 14 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Demography and Health (Part 1)13m
Demography and Health (Part 2)10m
The DALY16m
What Do People get Sick, Disabled, and Die From? (Part 1)7m
What Do People get Sick, Disabled, and Die From? (Part 2)12m
What Do People get Sick, Disabled, and Die From? (Part 3)7m
Key Risk Factors14m
14 readings
(Required) “World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring Health for the SDGs.”15m
(Required) “Health, Nutrition, and Population Statistics.”15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, “Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends”s
(Required) Haupt A, Kane TT, and Haub C. Population Reference Bureau’s Population Handbook20m
(Required) Kaneda T and Bietsch K. 2015 World Population Data Sheet.20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, "Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends"10m
(Required) Chen A, Jacobsen KH, Deshmukh AA, and Cantor SB. "The Evolution of the Disability-adjusted Life Year (DALY)."15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, "Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends"10m
(Required) The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, “Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends”10m
(Required) The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy20m
(Required) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare.15m
(Required) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Heatmap.15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, "Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends"10m
5 practice exercises
The State of the World’s Health10m
Demography and Global Health10m
The Burden of Disease – The DALY10m
What Do People Get Sick, Disabled, and Die From?20m
Key Risk Factors for Deaths and DALYs10m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Module 3: Health Systems and Value for Money in Health

Module 3 focuses on health systems. It first examines the notion of “value for money” in considering investments in health. It then reviews how health systems in different parts of the world are organized; some of the issues they face in effectively and efficiently providing appropriate services of acceptable quality; and what we are learning can be done to address those issues in cost-effective ways. ...
7 videos (Total 85 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
The Organization and Aims of Health Systems (Part 1)7m
The Organization and Aims of Health Systems (Part 2)10m
Ethical Priority Setting in Health - Ole Norheim17m
Health Expenditure, the Quest for UHC, and Pharmaceuticals (Part 1)7m
Health Expenditure, the Quest for UHC, and Pharmaceuticals (Part 2)13m
Health Expenditure, the Quest for UHC, and Pharmaceuticals (Part 3)14m
8 readings
(Required) Yazbeck AS. An Idiot’s Guide to Prioritization in the Health Sector.”30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 3- “Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy.”10m
(Required) World Health Organization. World Health Report 2000- Health Systems: Improving Performance.20m
(Required) World Health Organization. Health Systems Financing: The Path to Universal Coverage.20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 5- “An Introduction to Health Systems”20m
(Required) Latko B, et al. "The Growing Movement for Universal Health Coverage."10m
(Required) Kumar, AS, et al. "Financing Health Care for All: Challenges and Opportunities."15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 5- “Introduction to Health Systems”25m
3 practice exercises
Value for Money in Global Health10m
The Organization and Aims of Health Systems10m
Health Expenditure, the Quest for UHC, and Pharmaceuticals20m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Module 4: Cross-Cutting Themes in Global Health - Part I

Module 4 focuses on some of the most important cross-cutting themes in global health. These include the relationship between the environment and health, complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters and health, and nutrition and health. They also include an assessment of the health of women, children, and adolescents. A single session is devoted exclusively to childhood immunization....
8 videos (Total 87 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Health Disparities (Part 2)11m
The Environment and Health and Climate Change and Health (Part 1)12m
The Environment and Health and Climate Change and Health (Part 2)12m
Nutrition and Global Health (Part 1)10m
Nutrition and Global Health (Part 2)8m
Nutrition and Global Health (Part 3)7m
Nutrition and Global Health (Part 4)13m
8 readings
(Required) Gwatkin DR, et al. Socio-economic Differences in Health, Nutrition, and Population within Developing Countries.25m
(Required) UNICEF. Progress for Children: Achieving the MDGs with Equity.25m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 3- “Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy”10m
(Required) Pruss-Ustun A, et al. Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments: A global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks.10m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 7- “The Environment and Health”30m
(Required) International Food Policy Research Institute. Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development.15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 8-“Nutrition and Global Health”s
(Recommended) Mother and Child Nutrition15m
3 practice exercises
Health Disparities12m
The Environment and Health and Climate Change and Health10m
Nutrition and Global Health22m
Week
5
6 hours to complete

Module 4: Cross-Cutting Themes in Global Health - Part II

Module 4 focuses on some of the most important cross-cutting themes in global health. These include the relationship between the environment and health, complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters and health, and nutrition and health. They also include an assessment of the health of women, children, and adolescents. A single session is devoted exclusively to childhood immunization....
6 videos (Total 119 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Women's Health Part 216m
Women’s Health - Sadia Chowdhury34m
Child Health24m
Childhood Immunization10m
Childhood Immunization – Bob Davis16m
10 readings
(Required) Bustreo, Flavia. “A Short Commentary: Ten Top Issues on Women’s Health.” Promoting health through the life-course.5m
(Required) WHO. Fact Sheet: Women’s Health. Media Center.5m
(Required) Smith R, et al. Family Planning Saves Lives.10m
(Recommended) Skolnic, Chapter 9- “Women’s Health”30m
(Required) Liu L, et al. "Global, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality in 2000–13, with Projections to Inform Post-2015 Priorities: An Updated Systematic Analysis."20m
(Required) Bhutta ZA, et al. "Can Available Interventions End Preventable Deaths in Mothers, Newborn Babies, and Stillbirths, and at What Cost?"20m
(Required) UNICEF Division of Policy and Strategy. Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, Progress Report 2013.20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 10- “The Health of Young Children”s
(Required) World Health Organization. Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2030.20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 10- “The Health of Young Children”20m
3 practice exercises
Women’s Health10m
Child Health10m
Childhood Immunization10m
Week
6
4 hours to complete

Module 4: Cross-Cutting Themes in Global Health - Part III

Module 4 focuses on some of the most important cross-cutting themes in global health. These include the relationship between the environment and health, complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters and health, and nutrition and health. They also include an assessment of the health of women, children, and adolescents. A single session is devoted exclusively to childhood immunization....
3 videos (Total 34 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Adolescent Health (Part 2)9m
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies14m
5 readings
(Required) Dick B, et al. “Health for the World’s Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade.”30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 11- “Adolescent Health”25m
(Required) Toole MJ and Waldman RJ. "The Public Health Aspects of Complex Emergencies and Refugee Situations." 30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 15- “Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies”40m
(Recommended) “The Sphere Handbook.” Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards30m
2 practice exercises
Adolescent Health10m
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies10m
Week
7
7 hours to complete

Module 5: Critical Causes of Illness and Death - Part I

Module 5 focuses on critical causes of illness, disability, and death. It first examines communicable diseases, such as emerging infectious diseases, HIV, TB, malaria, and the neglected tropical diseases. It then reviews key issues in noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It concludes with a look at injuries. Each session examines the nature of the condition; its burden of disease; the determinants and risk factors for the condition; who is most affected by it; and what we have learned can be done to address the condition in cost-effective ways. ...
5 videos (Total 78 min), 13 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
HIV (Part 1)8m
HIV (Part 2)12m
Tuberculosis (TB)21m
Malaria14m
13 readings
(Required) Moren DM, Folkers GM, and Fauci AS. "The Challenge of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases."10m
(Required) Laxminarayan R, et al. "Antibiotic Resistance—the Need for Global Solutions."20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 12- “Communicable Diseases”30m
(Required) UNAIDS. Global AIDS Update 2016.20m
(Required) Piot P, et al. "Defeating AIDS—advancing Global Health."20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 12- “Communicable Diseases”30m
(Required) “Tuberculosis.”15m
(Required) Global Tuberculosis Report 2015.20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 12- “Communicable Diseases”30m
(Required) WHO. World Malaria Report 2015.20m
(Required) Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Global Malaria Action Plan: For a Malaria Free World.15m
(Required) Moonen B, et al. "Operational Strategies to Achieve and Maintain Malaria Elimination."15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 12- “Communicable Diseases”10m
4 practice exercises
Emerging and Remerging ID and Anti-microbial Resistance12m
HIV10m
Tuberculosis (TB)10m
Malaria10m
Week
8
6 hours to complete

Module 5: Critical Causes of Illness and Death - Part II

Module 5 focuses on critical causes of illness, disability, and death. It first examines communicable diseases, such as emerging infectious diseases, HIV, TB, malaria, and the neglected tropical diseases. It then reviews key issues in noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It concludes with a look at injuries. Each session examines the nature of the condition; its burden of disease; the determinants and risk factors for the condition; who is most affected by it; and what we have learned can be done to address the condition in cost-effective ways. ...
5 videos (Total 78 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
NTDs – Peter Hotez21m
Non-communicable Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Diabetes21m
Cancer and Diabetes (Part 1)11m
Cancer and Diabetes (Part 2)9m
8 readings
(Required) Hotez PJ, et al. “Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.”15m
(Required) Center for Global Development. “Case Studies.”30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 12- “Communicable Diseases”30m
(Required) WHO. Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 201030m
(Required) Hunter DJ and Reddy KS. "Noncommunicable Diseases."10m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 13- “Noncommunicable Diseases”10m
(Required) Gelband H, et al. "Costs, Affordability, and Feasibility of an Essential Package of Cancer Control Interventions in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: Key Messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition."20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 13- “Noncommunicable Diseases”30m
3 practice exercises
Neglected Tropical Diseases10m
Overview of Non-Communicable Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Diabetes10m
Cancer and Diabetes10m
Week
9
5 hours to complete

Module 5: Critical Causes of Illness and Death - Part III

Module 5 focuses on critical causes of illness, disability, and death. It first examines communicable diseases, such as emerging infectious diseases, HIV, TB, malaria, and the neglected tropical diseases. It then reviews key issues in noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It concludes with a look at injuries. Each session examines the nature of the condition; its burden of disease; the determinants and risk factors for the condition; who is most affected by it; and what we have learned can be done to address the condition in cost-effective ways. ...
5 videos (Total 59 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Tobacco and Alcohol (Part 2)10m
Mental Health (Part 1)12m
Mental Health (Part 2)9m
Injuries16m
9 readings
(Required) Jha P, et al. “Tobacco Addiction.”25m
(Required) Anderson P, Chisholm D, and Fuhr DC. "Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Policies and Programmes to Reduce the Harm Caused by Alcohol."20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 13- “Noncommunicable Disease”40m
(Required) Patel V, et al. "Addressing the Burden of Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders: Key Messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition." 20m
(Recommended) Skolnik, “Noncommunicable Diseases”30m
(Required) Norton R, Hyder AA, Bishai D, and Peden M. Unintentional Injuries30m
(Required) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare15m
(Required) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Heatmap15m
(Recommended) Skolnik, Chapter 14- “Unintentional Injuries”10m
3 practice exercises
Alcohol and Tobacco10m
Mental Health10m
Injuries10m
Week
10
3 hours to complete

Module 6: Looking Forward

Module 6 focuses on the likely global health challenges of the next few decades and how science and technology can be harnessed, though collective action, to address those challenges. ...
6 videos (Total 101 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Science and Technology for Global Health23m
Key Challenges for the Future (Part 1)10m
Key Challenges for the Future (Part 2)9m
Office Hours 115m
Office Hours 215m
3 readings
(Required) Buluswar S, et al. 50 Breakthroughs: Critical Scientific and Technological Advances Needed for Sustainable Global Development30m
(Recommended) Skolnik, “Science, Technology, and Global Health”30m
Post-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Science and Technology for Global Health10m
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By MMMar 18th 2017

It was one of the best courses I have done on coursera.Also the instructor explains detailed subject matter very well which makes it easier to understand the subject.Certainly a 10\10 for the course !

By JQFeb 19th 2018

GREAT REVIEW OF SOME INTERESTING AND VITAL ASPECTS OF GLOBAL HEALTH. THANKS, SO MUCH TO THE FOLKS WHO WORKED HARD IN PUTTING ON THIS COURSE AND ALLOWING ME TO TAKE IT GRATIS. DR QUINCY

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Richard Skolnik

Former Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management, 2012-2016

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