Community Change in Public Health

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 6 reviews
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5 years, 9 months ago
The central question of "Community Change in Public Health" as taught by Prof. Dr. William R. Brieger of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera.org is this: How can meaningful and lasting changes in the health behavior of individuals and entire communities be achieved by outside intervention? During the lectures, the professor draws a lot from his own experiences in the field, fighting the spread of Malaria with Jhpiego in Sub- Saharan Africa. The course touches on a lot of important matters such as community definition and self-definition, the measurement of community involvement and community competency or the framing of community coalitions. I have had the opportunity to participate in this course twice - once as a student and once as a Coursera TA - and can only highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of why some community health interventions fail while others produce salient r... The central question of "Community Change in Public Health" as taught by Prof. Dr. William R. Brieger of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera.org is this: How can meaningful and lasting changes in the health behavior of individuals and entire communities be achieved by outside intervention? During the lectures, the professor draws a lot from his own experiences in the field, fighting the spread of Malaria with Jhpiego in Sub- Saharan Africa. The course touches on a lot of important matters such as community definition and self-definition, the measurement of community involvement and community competency or the framing of community coalitions. I have had the opportunity to participate in this course twice - once as a student and once as a Coursera TA - and can only highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of why some community health interventions fail while others produce salient results.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 11 months ago
This class was pretty easy but the thought came in completing the peer assessments about foreign communities and problems. It was enlightening to realize how small the step must be within communities to resolve problems we might recognize on a global scale. It gave me a new appreciation for the absolute respect for others, the coaching and diplomacy, that is required to do the most important jobs - like ridding a country of malaria - person by person! Wow! What great works so many people do, unrecognized except by time itself.
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7/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 7 months ago
This is the second course I've taken through Coursera. It is a very broad class and although the case studies being discussed is a bit out of my league, the concepts and theories are clear enough for me to apply to the community I have worked with.
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