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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 Victor C

Jul 21, 2020

Excellent Course. Covers illness in simple manner & open up awareness

By Joseph L

Dec 22, 2020

in word, course materials, instructions are amazing and awesome.....

By Bolor G

Sep 17, 2021

E​xceptional course for Global Health beginners, loved every bit.


Jun 6, 2021

the course was very helpful. got to learn a whole bunch of things

By Emilia

Jul 4, 2020

Thank you for broadening my horoscope. I learnt from this course

By Anna L E

May 25, 2020

Great and very educational course with a very engaging professor

By Marcela P R M

May 6, 2020

Muito bom! O professor dá muitos exemplos e mostra muitos dados!

By Naufal A

May 1, 2020

I am very proud of my achievements and I will continue to study

By Andreas

Apr 18, 2020

Outstanding lecturer and a wonderful insight in Global Health

By Yerka A R R

Aug 4, 2020

the best course ever, very informative and well-articulated.

By Rodrigo M C d S V

Jul 25, 2020

Excellent course! Very good teaching and content! Thank you!

By Ritu P

Jul 13, 2020


By Grace E W

Nov 21, 2021

This was a great course. Packed with valuable information.


Mar 17, 2021

Very useful course to have a research on the global health

By Chan K W

Jun 3, 2020

very useful for learning how health affect our daily lives

By Nazneen A

Nov 7, 2019

Great course with excellent instructor and guest lectures!


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By Khari A

Jul 21, 2020

This was an awesome course! Thank you, Professor Skolnik.

By Nikolaos N

May 10, 2020

Very usefeul and informative, great for medical students.

By Md. R H

Apr 5, 2020

Excellent course, I would love to learn from you again :)

By Elena A

Apr 13, 2017

Very clear and inclusive. Lots of practical examples too.

By Ezequiel C

Apr 8, 2021

This class was a great overview of global health topics.

By Krysel A

Aug 11, 2020

Perfect! Gave me a lot of foundation with global health!

By Marilyn W

Jan 14, 2021

This course is very informative, clear and educational.

By Lucie O

Oct 26, 2020

Thank you so much for a great course! Highly recommend.