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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-7 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Medical Doctors
  • Biostatisticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Scientists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction

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”1h
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

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”1h
(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

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”1h 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

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”1h
(Recommended) Mother and Child Nutrition15m
3 practice exercises
Health Disparities12m
The Environment and Health and Climate Change and Health10m
Nutrition and Global Health22m
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Top reviews from Essentials of Global Health

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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