Created by:   University of Colorado System

  • Dr. Jay Lemery, MD

    Taught by:    Dr. Jay Lemery, MD, Associate Professor

    Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
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4.8 stars
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 12 ratings

Great course. One of the best I have taken on Coursera!

Incredible course. Very enganging, easy to comprehend, the essays are enjoyable. Faultless course, I would highly recommend it for anyone, it gives a very broad perspective of undersanding.

The presentation and content of lectures were compelling, motivating and disturbing. Very well done. No one really responded on the forums. This may have been because of small class size. In other classes I have taken on coursera the forums are quite active, and an instructor weighs in from time to time to answer questions or be present. Assignments were peer graded, so much was gained from reading other students interpretation of the material.

I suggest putting the additional reading lists at the end of each unit, or in a separate side bar. They were hard to find in the syllabus.

Overall an extremely worthwhile course.

Foundations for Global Health Responders offers an introduction to global health issues tailored for those interested in global health missions. The course includes video presentations and discussions by numerous physicians associated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine as well as several other subject-matter experts. I found the presentations and supplemental materials helpful in gaining a basic understanding that I can expand upon in the future. Well worth your time if you are interested in participating in global health missions but are not sure what area you might like to focus on!