An Introduction to Global Health

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The course takes its starting point in the belief that good health is intimately linked with personal happiness, productivity, the economic and social development of nations and the advancement of people.

Globalization processes influence the health of individuals, societies and the function of health systems in many ways and may present opportunities but may also pose a risk to vulnerable societies. Throughout this course presentations will transcend the perspectives of individual countries and will critically discuss how global mega-trends and different sectors of society influence the health of population. Transition in health and the drivers of such transition will be core elements of this course. 

During the four first course weeks we will explore a range of themes, including: communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, child health, reproductive health and rights, and health among refugees and displac...
The course takes its starting point in the belief that good health is intimately linked with personal happiness, productivity, the economic and social development of nations and the advancement of people.

Globalization processes influence the health of individuals, societies and the function of health systems in many ways and may present opportunities but may also pose a risk to vulnerable societies. Throughout this course presentations will transcend the perspectives of individual countries and will critically discuss how global mega-trends and different sectors of society influence the health of population. Transition in health and the drivers of such transition will be core elements of this course. 

During the four first course weeks we will explore a range of themes, including: communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, child health, reproductive health and rights, and health among refugees and displaced populations. We focus on the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable disease experienced by much of the world’s population today.

As the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) nears, course participants will also reflect on the post-MDG agenda by exploring the future of global health and trends in technical innovation, global strategies and programs in the fight for better health. Through lectures, readings, and assignments, course participants will be asked to think critically about the health of the world’s population and to reflect on overcoming the challenges of achieving good health around the world.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years ago
I came to this course with a very superficial knowledge about Global Health andt the WHO and felt much more educated about these topics afterwards. In comparison to other courses the presentation is sometimes a bit dry and the audio a bit scratchy but the enthusiasm of the instructors made me forget these trivialities very quickly. Although many topics were covered we plunged quite deeply into the material through videos, articles and discussions in the forums. The instructors also sent interesting supplementary information and still communicate with former participants even weeks after the course. What I liked best about the course was that many half-truths about diseases such as diabetes and obesity were uncovered which helped me to become much more educated about the topic of Global Health. At the end I felt very motivated to make the world a safe and healthy place - and that this is indeed possible if we all act accordingly... I came to this course with a very superficial knowledge about Global Health andt the WHO and felt much more educated about these topics afterwards. In comparison to other courses the presentation is sometimes a bit dry and the audio a bit scratchy but the enthusiasm of the instructors made me forget these trivialities very quickly. Although many topics were covered we plunged quite deeply into the material through videos, articles and discussions in the forums. The instructors also sent interesting supplementary information and still communicate with former participants even weeks after the course. What I liked best about the course was that many half-truths about diseases such as diabetes and obesity were uncovered which helped me to become much more educated about the topic of Global Health. At the end I felt very motivated to make the world a safe and healthy place - and that this is indeed possible if we all act accordingly.
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5 years, 7 months ago
This course addresses a broad range of themes and the instructors managed to give general introduction to each topic while providing some highlights on some specific research they conducted. The quantity of materials that must be read may be discouraging (interleaving those materials with some quick introduction videos could have helped) and I did not complete the course as I did not participate to the essays.
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5 years, 9 months ago
All of the professors (though live video) were animated and enthusiastic. There was a lot of information to absorb but it was done in a very logical and precise manner. The quizzes were fair and the essays were realistic and thought provoking. I really enjoyed the course (I have worked in the public health care system in Canada for many years).
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