University of Geneva
Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview
University of Geneva

Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda
Antoine Flahault

Instructors: Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda

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There are 8 modules in this course

Welcome to Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview! This course consists of the course guides, including discussion forum activities and assessments, along with presentations by a range of presenters, from the University of Geneva, The Graduate Institute, WHO, UNDP, WTO, IUCN, Medicines Patent Pool, among others. You will benefit from the insights and perspectives of multiple contributors involved in global health research, teaching, policy and practice across disciplines and sectors. Your enjoyment and benefits from the course will above all depend on your participation within this course, and we very much look forward to your participation through the discussion forums. Enjoy the course!

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7 videos2 readings

This module will introduce the concept of global health. Global health is a relatively new field and there is currently some debate over its definition.

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz

There are 7 parts to module 3. Lessons 3 & 4 are both introductory sections that describe key concepts necessary to understand infectious diseases and how we deal with them. Lesson 5 constitutes the core lesson of module 3. This lesson focuses on the current global situation and future challenges for the most prominent infectious diseases of the world. In lessons 6-9 we discuss neglected tropical diseases, re-emerging infectious diseases and epidemics/pandemics. Finally, lesson 10 and 10b summarize module 3 in a set of key conclusions.

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9 videos9 readings1 quiz

In this module we consider the rise of non-communicable (NCDs) diseases across countries, along with mental disorders and disability.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz

This module is concerned with the global health system (which refers to responses to health conditions or the prevention of these) and the management of this system through global health governance.

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz

Health policy has undergone profound changes during the last few decades. Although health has for a long time been an issue in international relations, it was for most of the 20th century perceived as a national and technical matter. This meant that solutions to health problems were seen to require primarily scientific and technological collaboration rather than political commitment. Along with the dramatic changes associated with globalisation, health is increasingly seen as a higher priority on international political agendas. In Module 6, we discuss what triggered this political ‘revolution’ and its implications.

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3 videos3 readings1 quiz

This module addresses the lack of attention to research and development for medicines and technologies for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries and all the issues related to drug development and intellectual property rights.

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8 videos6 readings1 quiz

In this module we consider the relationship between the environment, sustainable development and health.

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6 videos4 readings1 quiz

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4.6 (92 ratings)
Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda
University of Geneva
3 Courses48,067 learners
Antoine Flahault
University of Geneva
7 Courses76,627 learners

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