Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

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This global health and life sciences course enables learners to investigate health problems affecting large populations – the whole world in fact! By understanding the big numbers in global mortality and their causes and distributions you will learn how to think numerically about global health. We will use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living?
 
We begin with a historical perspective on global mortality and end with a hopeful look toward future trends. In between, you will learn about how death prior to old age can be avoided, worldwide mortality rates, and specific diseases such as HIV, malaria, childhood conditions, chronic diseases, and risk factors such as smoking. This course will help you use population statistics to understand how rapid gains in health are possible.

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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
Very interesting course. The material is presented in an engaging manner with easy to understand explanations.
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I am not impressed by the heavy reliance on random student grading which is euphemistically called "peer assessments". 40% of the mark is based on it so this is one of the few courses which forces you to do randomly graded peer assessed essays in order to pass. I was graded half marks on a word count when my word count on the essay was exactly right. Nothing fair about that. Other courses have been more fair in limiting random student grading to 10% so the impact of unfair grading would be minimal. Not here. This course is a perfect example of how if online education was used for credit courses, it could be a disaster. In the end they have taken a good course and turned it into a bad experience.
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