Essentials of Global Health

30. August 2017 at 12:52

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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.

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.

 

Yale University designed this course. For more than 300 years, Yale has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines.

General Information
Online Course: Essentials of Global Health

Created by: Yale University

Language: English

Find more information on this online course here.


Published in GI-Mail 09/2017 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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