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About the Course

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? The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, the health of the poor, and health disparities. Particular attention will be paid throughout the course to health systems issues, the linkages between health and development, and health matters related to global interdependence. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but be practical in orientation. ESSENTIALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Course Learning Objectives By the end of the course, learners should be able to: • Articulate key public health concepts related to global health; • Analyze the key issues in global health from a number of perspectives; • Discuss with confidence the burden of disease in various regions of the world; how it varies by sex, age, and location; key risk factors for this burden; and how the disease burden can be addressed in cost-effective ways; • Assess key health disparities, especially as they relate to the health of low-income and marginalized people in low- and middle-income countries; • Outline the key actors and organizations in global health and the manner in which they cooperate to address critical global health concerns; • Review key global health challenges that are likely to arise in the coming decades. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Value Added of the Course The course seeks to add special value by being comprehensive, by handling each topic in a consistent framework, and by helping learners gain an understanding of well grounded approaches to assessing global health issues and what can be done to address them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Readings and other materials for Essentials of Global Health For almost every session of Essentials of Global Health, you will see: - Required readings - Recommended readings - Recommended videos We have selected a small number of readings for each session that are central to understanding the content of the session. We have put these under “required readings”. For each required reading, we have also indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. In addition, we have selected some additional readings that would be very helpful to your understanding the content of each session. The first is a textbook, Global Health 101, third edition. This is a comprehensive introductory textbook that closely follows the content of this Essentials of Global Health course. We have indicated for each session what part of the book you should read. Using this textbook can be very valuable to your mastering the content of the course. The second set of “recommended readings” is some additional readings, mostly from journal articles and reports. For these, too, we have indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. Learners should note that to access articles from The Lancet they will have to register with the Lancet, if they do not have online access to a library that has The Lancet. Once they are registered, they will be able to sign into The Lancet and access all of its free articles. We have also indicated for most sessions one or two videos that relate to the topic of the session. These are meant to help the learner get a better feel for the topic which is being covered. Most learners will find the videos brief, easy and enjoyable to watch, and very enlightening....

Top reviews

Mar 17, 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 !

Jul 4, 2020

A very thoughtful and insightful course that help me to understand the global health, its key concept, challenges and cost effective strategies to address the issue in the global health perspectives.

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By Julio M

May 5, 2020

One of the best to talk about the base of Global Health. Very complete and enlightening.

By C B

May 22, 2020

Very informative and helped me understand the issues and complexities of global health.

By Adeola J

Sep 14, 2019

An extremely comprehensive course. I look forward to further offerings in the future...


Mar 23, 2019

Its a very informative course, I like it and I will like to study more on Global health

By Буакказ М

Mar 28, 2020

It's was a pleasure to participate in the program of global health thank you very much

By Mohamed M m

Aug 18, 2020

Its a magnificent course and I the tutor is such a wonderful and incredible helper.

By Danielle L

Jul 13, 2020

I would recommend this course to everyone and anyone, it is absolutely incredible.

By Ayano U

Jun 24, 2020

Very informative and easy to navigate through! I learned a lot through this course!

By Flavia M

Mar 19, 2021

Very good instructor, very interactive, great reading material and it is practical

By Pearson M

Oct 1, 2020

The course has been an eye opener such that I have learnt a lot through coursera .

By Sarah K

Jun 30, 2020

Very Enjoyable and Informative, Thank you to a wonderful teacher Richard Skolnik.

By Elena P

May 24, 2020

Exceptional course from the exceptional instructor! Thank you Yale Coursera team!

By Onthatile S

May 9, 2017

great course, very comprehensive and detailed for global health issues and trends

By Prasun B

Jul 25, 2020

Excellent, well-composed, very understandable. Really benefited from it. Thanks.

By Kgolagano M S

Apr 19, 2020

The course provides a comprehensive platform of the essentials of global health.

By soha j

Jul 12, 2020

It was a really helpful course to let me get to know about issues in the world

By Berguete M

May 24, 2018

I enjoy taking this course and especially because it is linked to the book.

By Hanna F

May 7, 2020

Great course with high-quality materials that cover a wide range of topics

By Jorge I V P D

Dec 3, 2020

Helps bringing hope to people needed of new health strategies. Thank you!


Jun 15, 2020

The topic of enormous important in the present times. Interesting course.

By David R

May 14, 2020

Its a very detailed and simple course especially for a non-medical person

By Leonard R

Sep 27, 2020

Given me more knowledge about the global battle we are facing in health.

By Adetuase N S

Jun 29, 2020

This course is really helpful and the lecturer is a very intelligent one

By Ms K T M

Jul 31, 2020

This course was very useful to me. I got more knowlede on global health


May 22, 2020

Well structured content. It covered a wide range of modules. Thank you