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What you will 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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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Disease Masterclass: Disease Distributions and Trends

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 47 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Intro to Content2m
Patterns in Global Health and Disease5m
Important Trends in Global Disease6m
Trends in Global Health and Disease6m
Using IHME Data5m
IHME Example: Global Epidemiology Trends2m
Patterns and Inequalities within Countries5m
Reflections on Contemporary Trends in Global Disease9m
6 readings
About Imperial College & the team5m
How to be successful in this course10m
Grading policy10m
Important Trends in Global Disease5m
E-tivity- IHME Data5m
Additional Readings30m
2 practice exercises
E-tivity- IHME Data Quiz25m
End of Week Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Disease Estimates

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Estimating Cancer Statistics5m
Estimating HIV Statistics4m
Roundtable - Challenges with Making Estimates13m
1 reading
Generation of Estimates45m
1 practice exercise
Disease Data Sources and Estimates15m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Measuring disease

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Metrics for Evaluating Health (pt2)6m
Changing Metrics, Changing Impact3m
Changing Metrics, Changing Impact2m
Creation of DALY Estimates11m
2 readings
Introduction to the Week10m
DALY Estimates
3 practice exercises
Diseases Affected by these Parameters30m
E-tivity - Disability Weight Survey20m
End of Week Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Disease Frameworks

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Examples of Disease and Their Determinants6m
Deterministic Frameworks and Structural Interventions4m
Structural Interventions for Health3m
Structural interventions - a conversation with a policy maker16m
Wrap Up1m
3 readings
E-tivity- Exploring Inequalities Between Countries30m
Underlying Causes Relating to Examples35m
Deterministic Frameworks25m
1 practice exercise
End of Lesson Quiz30m

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