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Essentials of Global Health is a comprehensive introduction to global health. It is meant to introduce you to this topic in well-structured, clear and easy to understand ways. Much of the course will focus on five questions: What do people get sick, disabled and die from; Why do they suffer from these conditions? Which people are most affected? Why should we care about such concerns? What can be done to address key health issues, hopefully at least cost, as fast as possible, and in sustainable ways? The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, the health of the poor, and health disparities. Particular attention will be paid throughout the course to health systems issues, the linkages between health and development, and health matters related to global interdependence. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but be practical in orientation. ESSENTIALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Course Learning Objectives By the end of the course, learners should be able to: • Articulate key public health concepts related to global health; • Analyze the key issues in global health from a number of perspectives; • Discuss with confidence the burden of disease in various regions of the world; how it varies by sex, age, and location; key risk factors for this burden; and how the disease burden can be addressed in cost-effective ways; • Assess key health disparities, especially as they relate to the health of low-income and marginalized people in low- and middle-income countries; • Outline the key actors and organizations in global health and the manner in which they cooperate to address critical global health concerns; • Review key global health challenges that are likely to arise in the coming decades. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Value Added of the Course The course seeks to add special value by being comprehensive, by handling each topic in a consistent framework, and by helping learners gain an understanding of well grounded approaches to assessing global health issues and what can be done to address them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Readings and other materials for Essentials of Global Health For almost every session of Essentials of Global Health, you will see: - Required readings - Recommended readings - Recommended videos We have selected a small number of readings for each session that are central to understanding the content of the session. We have put these under “required readings”. For each required reading, we have also indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. In addition, we have selected some additional readings that would be very helpful to your understanding the content of each session. The first is a textbook, Global Health 101, third edition. This is a comprehensive introductory textbook that closely follows the content of this Essentials of Global Health course. We have indicated for each session what part of the book you should read. Using this textbook can be very valuable to your mastering the content of the course. The second set of “recommended readings” is some additional readings, mostly from journal articles and reports. For these, too, we have indicated how carefully you should read the material and on what parts of the material you should focus your attention. Learners should note that to access articles from The Lancet they will have to register with the Lancet, if they do not have online access to a library that has The Lancet. Once they are registered, they will be able to sign into The Lancet and access all of its free articles. We have also indicated for most sessions one or two videos that relate to the topic of the session. These are meant to help the learner get a better feel for the topic which is being covered. Most learners will find the videos brief, easy and enjoyable to watch, and very enlightening....



17. März 2017

It was one of the best courses I have done on coursera.Also the instructor explains detailed subject matter very well which makes it easier to understand the subject.Certainly a 10\10 for the course !


4. Juli 2020

A very thoughtful and insightful course that help me to understand the global health, its key concept, challenges and cost effective strategies to address the issue in the global health perspectives.

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von Mariana L S

27. Juli 2020

Un excelente curso, perfectamente preparado con todas las herramientas necesarias para aprender.

von Anik G

11. Apr. 2020

A great course...thouroughly enjoyed it.As a medical gave me some new perspectives.

von Tomislav V

30. Apr. 2020

Professor Richard Skolnik's lecture was very educational, interesting and inspiring.

Thank You!

von Brian E K

21. Feb. 2020

Great course on world health issues and the possible ways to confront and change those issues.

von 刘文佳

15. Apr. 2018

I love this course!!! Many supportive resources and useful intelligible knowledge is provided!

von Pradeep K D

15. Okt. 2020


von Merin S

5. Dez. 2020

I got this amazing opportunity to learn about global health and I'm very thankful for that.

von Jahayra J V J

28. Dez. 2020

Puede comprender varios conceptos y acontecimientos importantes en el mundo de la salud.

von Fuaadhassan

25. Dez. 2020

Do I get certificate?

Because I have completed my course ( Essentials of Global Health)

von Julio M

5. Mai 2020

One of the best to talk about the base of Global Health. Very complete and enlightening.

von C B

22. Mai 2020

Very informative and helped me understand the issues and complexities of global health.

von Adeola J

14. Sep. 2019

An extremely comprehensive course. I look forward to further offerings in the future...


23. März 2019

Its a very informative course, I like it and I will like to study more on Global health

von Буакказ М

28. März 2020

It's was a pleasure to participate in the program of global health thank you very much

von Mohamed M m

18. Aug. 2020

Its a magnificent course and I the tutor is such a wonderful and incredible helper.

von Danielle L

13. Juli 2020

I would recommend this course to everyone and anyone, it is absolutely incredible.

von Ayano U

24. Juni 2020

Very informative and easy to navigate through! I learned a lot through this course!

von Flavia M

19. März 2021

Very good instructor, very interactive, great reading material and it is practical

von Pearson M

1. Okt. 2020

The course has been an eye opener such that I have learnt a lot through coursera .

von Sarah K

30. Juni 2020

Very Enjoyable and Informative, Thank you to a wonderful teacher Richard Skolnik.

von Elena P

24. Mai 2020

Exceptional course from the exceptional instructor! Thank you Yale Coursera team!

von Onthatile S

9. Mai 2017

great course, very comprehensive and detailed for global health issues and trends

von Prasun B

25. Juli 2020

Excellent, well-composed, very understandable. Really benefited from it. Thanks.

von Kgolagano M S

19. Apr. 2020

The course provides a comprehensive platform of the essentials of global health.

von soha j

12. Juli 2020

It was a really helpful course to let me get to know about issues in the world