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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Global Health and Humanitarianism by University of Manchester

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About the Course

Welcome to the Global Health and Humanitarianism MOOC. We are delighted to have you with us, and hope that the next six weeks will provide an interesting and thoughtful experience for you. We hope the course will give you an overview of global health and humanitarianism in theory and in practice. These fields overlap, and are connected, in many significant ways. However, we have used three key themes to explore our subjects: each key theme will be discussed over two week blocks by specialist course lecturers, and supported by unique video perspectives by three keynote speakers who are leading specialists in the field. - Weeks 1 & 2: An Introduction to Global Health Dr Amy Hughes MBE; - Weeks 3 & 4: Humanitarian Responses and Dilemmas Dr Tim Jacoby; - Weeks 5 & 6: The Right to Humanitarian Assistance and the Responsibility to Protect Dr Kirsten Howarth. To get the best out of the course we encourage you to try and set aside a few hours each week. This will give you time to work through videos, written materials and linked resources, and to get involved with discussion with other learners. We have provided a variety of different readings, resources and suggested activity based on the course content. Some will be essential to your understanding of the MOOC themes, and to assessment (if you have chosen to take part in assessment activity). Others will be for those of you who want to discover more about a particular subject or perspective, or to make your own study of global health or humanitarianism in action. Check through the weekly resources and content to find out which best suit your needs. During the course we will look at a range of different opinions and debates, linked to key themes and addressing ethics and moral issues. We hope you will be inspired and encouraged to explore and share your own perspectives, and those of others, throughout the course. Different viewpoints are essential to understanding global health and humanitarian practice. We hope you enjoy the next six weeks finding out about Global Health and Humanitarianism, and look forward to hearing from you on the discussion boards....

Top reviews


Jun 6, 2020

Excellent, interesting course with knowledgable speakers and a vast array of reading material and additional educational resources. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and am inspired to learn more!


Mar 29, 2021

I would like to thank all my tutors for their time and knowledge for this insightful course. I thank COURSERA for putting up such programs to educate and train to equip us for the world and beyond

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By Vivek S

Jul 20, 2020

Great Course on Humanitarian Aspects of our World!

By Alejandra S

Mar 6, 2022

Fantastic! Very informative, I learned a lot!!

By Taleem P

Oct 8, 2023

A international program of health for humanity

By Nelson K

Jan 21, 2022

A very detailed and informative course!

By Bernardo G

May 17, 2019

Interesting, wide and complete!!


Jul 19, 2017

Excellent course. I loved it.

By Abdullah S

Jul 25, 2020

Everyone must do this course

By Bella N

Jan 10, 2018

like this course. thx

By Panthayil K B

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course

By 地理學系林佑威

Jan 20, 2023

great Learning

By Helena B M

Apr 12, 2023


By Gabriel A P

Oct 18, 2017

Muy bueno


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By Mohammed A A

Nov 4, 2019

The course is very helpful for me to clearly understand the essence of humanitarian action all over the world, esp. in developing countries (Yemen). I have read a lot about this field recently but nothing better than an organized course made by HCRI in very elegant manner to give such a complete image. I am going to read more with in-deep understanding, thanks to Dr. Hughes, Prof. Jacoby and Dr. Howarth as well as the experts. I really appreciate your efforts to explain the controversial issues. I have an enough idea about the current discussions related to humanitarian response.

By int. r

Jul 22, 2017

I wish there would be a better quality of slides in the presentations. Besides, there are 3 quizzes and from that, second quiz seemed to me out of content of the given material. However, the rest of the course was good.

By Joyce H K

Jun 18, 2021

Very informative however, there were a few course materials that were missing mostly readings, i had to search some of them on the internet.

By Khatiyani G

Oct 24, 2023

The links in quite a few of the modules are broken - these should be fixed. The readings are also quite old and should be updated.


Nov 23, 2017

really useful course, an excellent succinct intro into global health and humanitarianism

By Teshome W A

Apr 5, 2022

I found the course very informative. Thank you for the orgnisers.

By Mark B

Aug 15, 2022

enjoyable course, with some good discussion points.

By Jonathan D

Feb 18, 2018

Excellent course!

By Thomas P

Mar 25, 2018

The course is detailed and interesting. However, the videos are not engaging enough.

By Jessy H

Mar 6, 2023

This course has obviously not been updated in nearly 10 years, and the majority of the links to articles and readings are broken. It would be great to refresh the content to ensure it's up-to-date with the latest humanitarian and global health issues and trends.

By Amila H

Aug 25, 2018

fairly easy and a lot of partially incorrect information given. very eurocentric opnions based on personal experiences more than facts.