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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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14. Sep. 2020

Good course for beginners! I particularly enjoyed the wide range of topics that have been illustrated and explained.

von Melissa B

19. Mai 2020

Excellent course; this course provided real-life examples and high-quality explanations of Global Health concepts.

von praharshita k

25. Juli 2019

This course has provided a stronger foundation for me to pursue my further education and career in global health.

von Kavumpurathu R T

4. Mai 2021

An excellent course that covered almost all the most important aspects of global health. Videos were excellent.

von Nadya P

25. Juli 2020

The course is really fun also easy to understand. The instructor and panels are the best tho, so inspirational!

von Shashank S

22. Juni 2020

That was one beautiful course. Enjoyed every bit of it, great vignettes and case studies to address the topics.

von Reshika R

14. Apr. 2020

This course really have been helpful in revising the major global health situation .Thankyou for this course.

von mehtap

19. Dez. 2020

This course is very comprehensive and understandable and I learned a lot.

Thank you Professor Richard Skolnik


6. Okt. 2020

This was an eye opening course of global health thank you Coursera and Yale university for this opportunity

von Claudine N

26. Juli 2020

Very interesting, engaging and intricate course! I thoroughly enjoyed gaining knowledge about global health.

von metta s

30. Juni 2020

Excellent and thorough. This is the perfect lecture for anyone who wants to know more about Global Health.

von Sooraj P

6. Juli 2022

Learning about Essentials of global health from Yale university professionals was a wonderful experience.

von Julian M I

19. Okt. 2020

It was a great learning experience while I have Gainesvilles knowledge and skills to help me in my career

von Babatunde P

4. Juli 2020

This course provides deep knowledge of health issues and insight analysis of health data around the world

von Humaira A N

29. Juni 2020

the course is very very well prepared and easy to learn, I'm hoping I can join more of courses this great

von Lincoln C

17. Aug. 2020

This is an insightful course, ideal for those wanting to dive right into Global Health or Public Health

von Angela M O

12. Mai 2020

The information was very interesting, easy to understand, very helpful readings and videos. Thank you.

von Miljana J

27. Okt. 2019

This was a great course on Global Health and related topics! Such a great experience! I learned a lot.

von Imani S R

15. Juni 2020

This course was excellent! It covered a wide range of material in the most thought provoking manner.

von Morgan S

9. März 2019

Super informative. I came out with a high-level understanding of the current state of Global Health.

von Hosam M G A

3. Nov. 2020

Dr Richard is very special and the course is extraordinary and covers all aspects of global health.

von Samantha H

13. Okt. 2020

Thank you for a great course!

Samantha Henry

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Alumni

Guyana, South America

von fabricio m

28. Juli 2020

A course with an excellent didactic that provides a wide knowledge on the aspects of global health.

von Maheen G

6. Aug. 2020

This course is very detailed and informative in all aspects of Global Health. I have learnt a lot!

von Mariana L S

27. Juli 2020

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