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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is Global Health?

These first two weeks will introduce you to the concept of global health through a range of perspectives from three keynote speakers, draw out some of their key thoughts, explore these with examples, and determine whether we can clearly conclude upon a definition of Global Health. We will be using various educational platforms to navigate the question 'What is Global Health?' - some short video narrations from me, expert thoughts from our three keynote speakers and some external documentary videos and articles. ...
6 videos (Total 27 min), 7 readings
6 videos
Video 1.0: IFRC Introduction to Global Health (04:21)4m
Video 1.1: What is Global Health? (03:20)3m
Video 1.2: Perspectives on Global Health (09:59)9m
Video 1.3: Equity of Access to Healthcare (01:49)1m
Video 1.4: Maternal Healthcare (04:46)4m
7 readings
Course Details and Information10m
About the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)10m
Welcome to Week 110m
Introduction to Global Health, Dr Amy Hughes MBE10m
Equity of Access to Healthcare10m
Maternal Healthcare10m
Week 1 Wrap Up10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Global Health definitions, case studies and evolution

We will first re-visit part of last week's keynote video and discuss their thoughts on what global health is, and bring particular focus to the origin and evolution of the term, the main organisations and agencies involved in global health and the influence of private and commercial organisations on global health. ...
5 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Video 2.2: The Spread of Disease (including League of Nations Case Study) (03:01)3m
Video 2.3: Case Study: Pandemic Influenza Outbreak, WW1 (05:17)5m
Video 2.4: Origins of Global Health (02:39)2m
Video 2.5: GH Non Communicable Diseases (03:52)3m
4 readings
Week 2's Focus10m
Origins of Global Health10m
GH Non Communicable Diseases10m
Week 2 Wrap Up10m
1 practice exercise
Weeks 1 & 2 Quiz12m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Humanitarian Response

This week we will consider what gives rise to a humanitarian emergency. We will look at different types of hazard, and how these combine with vulnerability to give rise to a disaster. We will then go on to think about how responses to such phenomena are organised: Who undertakes these? What phases do they go through?...
3 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Video 3.2: Disaster and Humanitarian Response: Social Aspects (14:54)14m
Video 3.3: Understanding Humanitarian Responses (09:35)9m
2 readings
Introduction to Week 310m
Week 3 Wrap Up10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Humanitarian Dilemmas

Last week we looked at the nature of 'disasters' and examined a possible set of humanitarian responses to disaster. We concluded by considering the problem of mitigation, leading us to complex ethical questions that make the main focus of the course this week. In particular we will look at the way humanitarian agencies bear witness to the actions of others, and the problem, or requirement, of holding people accountable for these actions. ...
3 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Video 4.2: Perspectives on Humanitarian Ethics and Principles (22:04)22m
Video 4.3: Operational Responses to Humanitarian Dilemmas (09:02)9m
2 readings
Introduction to Week 410m
Week 4 Wrap Up10m
1 practice exercise
Weeks 3 & 4 Quiz10m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

The Right to Humanitarian Assistance

In the previous weeks of this course, you learned about the origins, key agencies and different approaches of humanitarianism. As the world becomes more interconnected as a result of globalisation, increased migration and technology, disasters (both natural and man-made) are no longer of local but global concern. The right to assistance for those affected by armed conflict and natural disasters is at the forefront of humanitarian action....
4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings
4 videos
Video 5.2: Humanitarian Assistance and Armed Conflict: International Conventions (08:01)8m
Video 5.3: Humanitarian Assistance and Natural Disaster: International Customs (07:05)7m
Video 5.4: The Right to Humanitarian Assistance: Challenges (04:55)4m
4 readings
Introduction to Week 510m
Additional Information for Video 5.310m
Week 5 Case Study10m
Week 5 Wrap Up10m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Moving on from last week, where we examined the right to humanitarian assistance and the obstacles and challenges surrounding its practice, this week we explore another controversial issue within humanitarianism: the responsibility to protect, or more commonly known as R2P. ...
5 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Video 6.2: Development and Controversies of R2P (06:01)6m
Video 6.3: Challenges to R2P (10:38)10m
Video 6.4: Exploring challenges to R2P (07:36)7m
Introduction to HCRI (03:08)3m
5 readings
Introduction to Week 610m
UN accepted 'Outcome Document on R2P'10m
Extra Information and Perspectives about R2P10m
Week 6 Wrap Up10m
Thank you10m
1 practice exercise
Weeks 5 & 6 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By DOFeb 19th 2019

Aspects of global health have been well articulated in the humanitarian context and I think with a combination of related courses it can be interesting.

By TAAug 2nd 2017

Thank you very much honorable Professors it was the very informative and knowledgeable course especially for third world countries.

Instructors

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Prof Tim Jacoby

Professor
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute & The Global Development Institute
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Dr Amy Hughes

Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
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Dr Kirsten Howarth

Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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