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Maternal Child HealthReproductive HealthPublic HealthCommunity Health

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

31%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Instructor

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Flemming Konradsen 

Professor, Director
Copenhagen School of Global Health
23,440 Learners
2 Courses

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Defining and Measuring Global Health

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 97 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.2: Voxpop - What is the biggest global health challenge? (Your fellow students)1m
1.3: How Changing Policies Impact Population's Health (S Whyte)15m
2.1: Epidemiological and Demographic Transition (DW Meyrowitsch)18m
2.2: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) (DW Meyrowitsch)9m
2.3: Global Burden of Diseases (DW Meyrowitsch)19m
2.4: Disease-specific Risk Factors, part 1 (IC Bygbjerg)9m
2.5: Disease-specific Risk Factors, part 2 (IC Bygbjerg)12m
3 readings
Course Information10m
Suggested readings and resources10m
Suggested readings and resources10m
1 practice exercise
Defining and Measuring Global Health20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Infectious Diseases

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.2: Infectious Diseases, part 2 (IC Bygbjerg)7m
4.1: Infectious Diarrheal Diseases (S Tulsani)12m
4.2: Malaria - The Transition (L Hviid)14m
4.3: HIV in Global Health (J Lundgren)15m
2 readings
Suggested readings and resources10m
Suggested readings and resources10m
2 practice exercises
Online Activity: Infectious Diseases and Development Goals8m
Infectious Diseases20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 91 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
5.2: The Global Burden of Disease - The Rise of NCDs (AR Demaio)15m
5.3: Determinants and Drivers of NCDs (AR Demaio)8m
5.4: Diabetes (V Narayan)17m
5.5: Joint Risk Factors (IC Bygbjerg)14m
6.1: Mental Health in a Global Perspective (M Muijen)11m
6.2: Pesticides and Self Harm in Sri Lanka (M Eddleston)10m
2 readings
Suggested readings and resources10m
Suggested readings and resources10m
3 practice exercises
Online Activity: Air Pollution4m
Online Activity: Road Traffic Injuries4m
Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Maternal and Child Health

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 70 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
7.2: Components of Sexual and Reproductive Health (BL Sørensen)18m
7.3: The Role of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (E Dupont)12m
7.4: Abortion Stigma (T Gammeltoft)9m
8.1: mHealth in Reproductive and Child Health (S Lund)10m
8.2: Continuum of Care (C Schmiegelow)10m
3 readings
Suggested readings and resources10m
Suggested readings and resources10m
Join our challenge: Help us reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!10m
1 practice exercise
Maternal and Child Health14m
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Top reviews from An Introduction to Global Health

By UDJul 4th 2019

This course has covered a wide range of global health topics in an understandable form. I am very satisfied by completing the course but of course with loads of thoughts on the varied issues.

By COJun 9th 2016

Great material taught by such experienced professors and professionals in the area. Wonderful to increase your knowledge in this field, an area where there still so much to be done!

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