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An introduction to key challenges and concepts important to understanding the current status and determinants of global health....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Getting Started

Start here! ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings
Video2 videos
Before We Get Started3m
Reading4 readings
About the Course10m
About the Instructor10m
Online Resources10m
Recommended Readings For The Course10m

2

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Basic Concepts in Global Health

This module covers some of the most important basic concept that you need to know to understand global health. In particular we will focus on key terminology and the determinants underlying health and disease....
Reading
12 videos (Total 183 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Why is Global Health Important?13m
Interview with Dr. Michael Merson, Part 120m
Interview with Dr. Michael Merson, Part 217m
What is the Current Global Burden of Disease? Part I6m
What is the Current Global Burden of Disease? Part II16m
What Causes Global Health Disease Burden?17m
What are the Roles of Environment and Nutrition? Part I12m
What are the Roles of Environment and Nutrition? Part II14m
Interview with Dr William Pan, Part 126m
Interview with Dr William Pan, Part 222m
What is the Goal of Global Health?11m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz: Basic Concepts in Global Health30m

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Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges

This module focuses on examining the causes and distribution of infectious disease, noncommunicable disease, injury/violence/disaster, and MCH (maternal and child health)....
Reading
14 videos (Total 216 min), 1 quiz
Video14 videos
What is the Global Health "Unholy Trinity" of Infectious Disease20m
What are the Plebeians and Stealth Bombs of Infectious Disease? Part 6m
What are the Plebeians and Stealth Bombs of Infectious Disease? Part 212m
Interview with Dr. Chris Woods, Part 126m
Interview with Dr. Chris Woods, Part 221m
Understanding Why Zika Is So Important8m
What are Non-Communicable Diseases and Why are They on the Rise?8m
What are the Chief NDC Challenges if Global Health14m
Interview with Dr. Brandon Kohrt, Part 114m
Interview with Dr. Brandon Kohrt, Part 219m
Why Does Global Health Pay Particular Attention to Women and Children?13m
Are Injury, Violence and Disaster Significant Global Health Issues?14m
Interview with Dr. Kathryn Lynch26m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz: Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges30m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions

This module explores the main global health actors, how they work, and what strategies they use to improve global health outcomes and to solve global health problems....
Reading
7 videos (Total 93 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Who are the Key Actors in Global Health, Part 113m
Who are the Key Actors in Global Health, Part 211m
How do Actors Implement Global Health Best Practices?12m
How do Actors Implement Global Health Best Practices?9m
Interview with Dr Gary Bennett27m
What are Some "Best Practices" for Improving Global Health?11m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz: Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions30m
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Top Reviews

By CAMar 18th 2017

This has been a wonderfully motivating course into the field of Global Health. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get some appreciation of health on the global scale

By FBFeb 25th 2018

The course was absolutely wonderful! We took a tour around the world in four weeks. I am almost ready to be a global health advocate. Thanks to Dr. Boyd and his team.

Instructor

Dr. David Boyd

Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

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