About this Specialization

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

English

Subtitles: English

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

4.8
117 ratings
28 reviews
Course2

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises

4.8
238 ratings
68 reviews
Course3

Health for All Through Primary Health Care

4.7
175 ratings
42 reviews
Course4

Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs

4.8
45 ratings
7 reviews

Instructors

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William Brieger, DrPH

Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Gilbert Burnham, MD

Professor
International Health
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Mija Ververs

Senior Associate
Health Systems
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Dr. Henry Perry, MD, PhD, MPH

Senior Scientist, International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You should be able to complete the specialization in approximately six months, but you are free to work at your own pace.

  • The specialization does not require any background knowledge of the subject.

  • You should take Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems first, but you may take the rest of the courses in any order that you wish.

  • Johns Hopkins University does not offer university credit for completion of this specialization or the individual courses.

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