Imperial College London
Global Disease Masterclass: Global Disease Distribution
Imperial College London

Global Disease Masterclass: Global Disease Distribution

This course is part of Global Disease Masterclass Specialization

Taught in English

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Helen Ward
Timothy Hallett

Instructors: Helen Ward

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What you'll learn

  • To describe the broad distribution and trends of major global diseases

  • To argue the case for different ways in which health can be conceptualised

  • To recognise the implications of the metrics used for different measures of disease and to critique the data that underpin these results

  • To describe the drivers of the broad distribution and trends of major global diseases

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will look at the most important trends and patterns in health and disease around the world. You will see that health has improved enormously over time overall, but that these gains have been unequally distributed both between and within countries.

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9 videos6 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts2 plugins

This module will look at exploring different health data sources and how we estimate statistics for specific diseases. You will also learn how disease estimates are generated.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This module will consider the different metrics for evaluating health. You will also learn what DALYs are and why they are a useful metric for measuring diseases.

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5 videos2 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This final module will step back and consider what factors may underpin the patterns of health and disease that have been examined in this course. As well as things that directly affect the risk of diseases, there are deeper factors that make some people more likely than others to be exposed to those risk factors. This leads to an introduction to the distinction between direct and structural interventions – a theme that is returned to in other courses in this specialisation.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts2 plugins

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Helen Ward
Imperial College London
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