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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 Khari A

21. Juli 2020

This was an awesome course! Thank you, Professor Skolnik.

von Nikolaos N

10. Mai 2020

Very usefeul and informative, great for medical students.

von Md. R H

5. Apr. 2020

Excellent course, I would love to learn from you again :)

von Elena A

13. Apr. 2017

Very clear and inclusive. Lots of practical examples too.

von Matthew W O

9. Juli 2022

Truly informative and helpful for medical practitioners!

von Ezequiel C

8. Apr. 2021

This class was a great overview of global health topics.

von Krysel A

11. Aug. 2020

Perfect! Gave me a lot of foundation with global health!

von Marilyn W

14. Jan. 2021

This course is very informative, clear and educational.

von Lucie O

26. Okt. 2020

Thank you so much for a great course! Highly recommend.

von Mercy M w w

12. Juli 2020

His explanations were great and was easy to understand

von Laura E M B

3. Aug. 2017

Comprehensive. Very interesting complementary material.

von Lissette P P B

11. Okt. 2020

Great! I enjoyed so much this course and its content.

von Tracy M H Y O

13. Sep. 2020

Very comprehensive course. Learnt a lot. Thank you

von Lucas E C C

28. Juni 2020

Very objective and of a very good quality od content

von Dr S S

23. Juli 2021

HQ Course for a strong foundation on global health.

von Carlos A M C

4. Jan. 2017

Very complete course and the teacher is a good one.

von Pamela P

2. Juni 2020

This was an outstanding class, very informational.

von Atanu S

23. Mai 2020

Great full to COURSERA for providing such a course

von Lydia A

24. Feb. 2017

Great course, great things to learn. I enjoyed the

von Joreene C

8. Mai 2020

The instructor is excellent and very informative.


5. Dez. 2018

satisfied. and glad to be the part of this course

von Siddeeq S

27. Jan. 2021

was quiet informative and thorough ! enjoyed it.

von Ammar N A Z

13. Juli 2020

it was so Succesful course and I really enjoy it

von Paulo

17. Mai 2020

Excellent course on essentials of global health!