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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....

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MM
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 !

MK
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 Janina L

May 7, 2017

Excellent course. Very informative, well instructed, availability of resources and discussion forms well organized. Highly recommend.

By Gloria A

Sep 10, 2020

Thank you,I am so happy to get a certificate from Yale, in part cause it's like a dream come true for someone so hardworking as I am.

By Ogunmuko T

Mar 18, 2021

very impactful teachings. Tutor was verycommunicative and engaging styles. Course was big but he was able to compose into easy bits.

By RUKEN Z A O

Jan 15, 2021

Thank you for course. It has contributed greatly to my understanding of the essentials of global health.Thank you for your guidance

By Hrushikesh B

Apr 26, 2020

the course is very informative and professor Richard is a man with fabulous knowledge!!! his way of conducting class is amazing!!

By Francos G S A

Dec 21, 2020

truly very informative... we need to learn new things all the time specially about whats happening in the global health industry

By RUFFO C L H

Apr 24, 2020

Excelente curso, asi como los temas que aborda. Es interesante cada una de las sesiones así como el poder compartir en el foro.

By Christina N H

May 11, 2020

very clear and concise, very manageable and straight forward. Short reasonable quizzes and interesting topics that all relate.

By Sundaram R

May 3, 2020

Excellent exposure to the world of Global Health. The instructor was brilliant and the guests he brought in were superb too.

By Wilfred A

Dec 17, 2020

It has been a great experience with Richard Skolnik.

Now I have this bigger world view in my day-to-day research activities

By Karishma L S

Jul 20, 2020

It was really one of the best courses i have done. The professor was fantastic and the course content was very up to date

By Jhoane M B R

Jul 8, 2020

This course is very recommended especially now that the world is facing a pandemic and other new and recurring diseases.

By Marko K

Aug 1, 2017

The programe is informative and educational with excelent connections to some good online resorces for further learning.

By Razvan V T

Aug 6, 2020

Thank you so much, Prof Skolnik and Coursera. This is has really been one of the most engaging and informative courses.

By Gouri V

Apr 11, 2019

The professor did an extremely good job at making sure his students understood every concept. I can't thank you enough!

By Nina C

Jun 12, 2020

Amazing opportunity and professor that teaches in a way that is engaging and memorable. Highly recommend this course!

By EDOARDO M

Sep 14, 2020

Good course for beginners! I particularly enjoyed the wide range of topics that have been illustrated and explained.

By Melissa B

May 19, 2020

Excellent course; this course provided real-life examples and high-quality explanations of Global Health concepts.

By Dr V K

Jul 25, 2019

This course has provided a stronger foundation for me to pursue my further education and career in global health.

By Kavumpurathu R T

May 4, 2021

An excellent course that covered almost all the most important aspects of global health. Videos were excellent.

By Nadya P

Jul 25, 2020

The course is really fun also easy to understand. The instructor and panels are the best tho, so inspirational!

By Shashank S

Jun 22, 2020

That was one beautiful course. Enjoyed every bit of it, great vignettes and case studies to address the topics.

By Reshika R

Apr 14, 2020

This course really have been helpful in revising the major global health situation .Thankyou for this course.

By mehtap

Dec 19, 2020

This course is very comprehensive and understandable and I learned a lot.

Thank you Professor Richard Skolnik

By MOUBAREK A A

Oct 6, 2020

This was an eye opening course of global health thank you Coursera and Yale university for this opportunity