Coursera: The Challenges of Global Health

 with  David Boyd
An introduction to key challenges and concepts important to understanding the current status and determinants of global health.


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Basic Concepts in Global Health
This module covers some of the most important basic concept that you need to know to understand global health. In particular we will focus on key terminology and the determinants underlying health and disease.

Understanding the Key Global Health Challenges
This module focuses on examining the causes and distribution of infectious disease, noncommunicable disease, injury/violence/disaster, and MCH (maternal and child health).

Actors & Action: Finding Global Health Solutions
This module explores the main global health actors, how they work, and what strategies they use to improve global health outcomes and to solve global health problems.

The Future of Global Health
This module examines the changes that we expect to occur in global health in the near future and what strategies will best help us to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

5 Student
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Public Health
Institution Duke University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 5-7 hours a week
Calendar 5 weeks long
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5.0 2 years ago
by Elizabeth Enjambre Hernani completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Learners who have no background in any health discipline can have little difficulty with this course. The videos cite real-life examples, use several illustrations and simplify concepts. Variation in scenery and dialogues with experts and field workers highly contribute to the overall quality of the material.
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5.0 2 years ago
Abdi Kumsa is taking this course right now, spending 21 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I'm so interested in health related subject this is create opportunity for me to contribute what I'll acquire in future for my country development issue.
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