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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Getting Started

2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings
2 videos
Before We Get Started3m
4 readings
About the Course10m
About the Instructor10m
Online Resources10m
Important Note on Data and Metrics10m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Basic Concepts in Global Health

15 videos (Total 255 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Welcome to My Office!2m
Why is Global Health Important?13m
A Biopsychosocial Approach to Global Health Solutions, Part 120m
A Biopsychosocial Approach to Global Health Solutions, Part 217m
What is the Current Global Burden of Disease? Part I8m
What is the Current Global Burden of Disease? Part II26m
What Causes Global Health Disease Burden?17m
Cultural Competence and Determinants of Health21m
What are the Roles of Environment and Nutrition? Part I12m
What are the Roles of Environment and Nutrition? Part II14m
Direct and Indirect Effects of Food on World Health35m
Environment and Health, Part 126m
Environment and Health, Part 222m
What is the Goal of Global Health?11m
5 readings
Week 2 Resources10m
Dr. Michael Merson10m
Dr. Bethzaida Fernandez10m
Dr. Kelly Brownell10m
Dr. William Pan10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Basic Concepts in Global Health30m
Week
3
8 hours to complete

Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges

20 videos (Total 328 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
20 videos
What is the Global Health "Unholy Trinity" of Infectious Disease20m
What are the Plebeians and Stealth Bombs of Infectious Disease? Part 16m
What are the Plebeians and Stealth Bombs of Infectious Disease? Part 212m
Understanding Why Zika Is So Important8m
Malaria: Why Would I Want to Work on Anything Else?22m
Taking a One Health Approach, Part 126m
Taking a One Health Approach, Part 221m
What are Non-Communicable Diseases and Why are They on the Rise?9m
What are the Chief NCD Challenges of Global Health?14m
Public Enemy: Metabolic Syndrome27m
The Growing Challenge of NCDs15m
Cancer as a Global Health Issue12m
Mental Health in a Cultural Context, Part 114m
Mental Health in a Cultural Context, Part 220m
Why Does Global Health Pay Particular Attention to Women and Children?13m
Demystifying Women's Health12m
Using Research and Technology to Tackle Maternal Health Challenges20m
Are Injury, Violence and Disaster Significant Global Health Issues?14m
Road Traffic Injury: The Perfect Storm26m
10 readings
Week 3 Resources10m
Dr. Christopher Plowe10m
Dr. Christopher Woods10m
Dr. Gary Bennett10m
Dr. Gerald Bloomfield10m
Dr. Nelson Chao10m
Dr. Brandon Kohrt10m
Dr. Nimmi Ramunajam10m
Dr. Eric Green10m
Dr. Catherine Staton10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions

10 videos (Total 153 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Who are the Key Actors in Global Health, Part 113m
Who are the Key Actors in Global Health, Part 211m
Malaria Surveillance: Research=Hope26m
How Do We Implement Best Practices in Global Health?21m
How do Actors Implement Global Health Best Practices? Part 112m
How do Actors Implement Global Health Best Practices? Part 29m
Cost, Quality, and Access to Care16m
What are Some "Best Practices" for Improving Global Health?11m
Policy is Key to Progress in Global Health21m
5 readings
Week 4 Resources10m
Dr. Myaing Nyunt10m
Dr. Shenglan Tang10m
Dr. Krishna Udayakumar10m
Dr. Gavin Yamey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions30m
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Top reviews from The Challenges of Global Health

By NSOct 31st 2018

WONDERFUL COURSE!!!!! Dr. Boyd is phenomenal. This course was well worth my time and money. It is a great primer for anyone interested in global health. What a brilliant instructor and layout!

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

Instructor

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Dr. David Boyd

Hymowitz Family 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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