Readings in Global Health

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How do health professionals predict global patterns of disease? In the case of an epidemic, disaster, or armed conflict, how do experts determine what health care interventions to use? Is it possible to eradicate diseases like guinea worm and polio? How can health systems address their challenges?

In this course, learners will hear from leading experts as they engage with current issues and challenges in global health. The course will examine the global response to diseases, such as the developing Zika outbreak. The backbone of this learning experience is a set of 18 reviews, co-edited by David Hunter and Harvey Fineberg, published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The combined reviews constitute an up-to-date survey of global health topics from authoritative leaders in the field, covering disease patterns and predictions, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and health systems and institutional re...

How do health professionals predict global patterns of disease? In the case of an epidemic, disaster, or armed conflict, how do experts determine what health care interventions to use? Is it possible to eradicate diseases like guinea worm and polio? How can health systems address their challenges?

In this course, learners will hear from leading experts as they engage with current issues and challenges in global health. The course will examine the global response to diseases, such as the developing Zika outbreak. The backbone of this learning experience is a set of 18 reviews, co-edited by David Hunter and Harvey Fineberg, published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The combined reviews constitute an up-to-date survey of global health topics from authoritative leaders in the field, covering disease patterns and predictions, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and health systems and institutional responses.

Participants will read the reviews, hear from the authors through a series of interviews, and engage with the content and one another through assessments and discussion questions.


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K. Nilsson

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
I myself am a medical professional. I think this course is valuable: a professionally oriented course with easily understood materials (videos, references and handbooks) and awesome instructors. It is worth it to earn the verified certificate. I strongly suggest this course for anyone interested in global health.
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Ayham Alomari

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
Excellent course. It was very interesting to find all these global public health leaders are in one course. Many thanks for the hard work in preparation. Videos were very long, I am not sure how to make them shorter as they were very interesting. it is good to plan enough time for this course and try not to miss any week. It will be difficult to catch-up.
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3 years, 1 month ago
Well selected readings and lectures on Global Health issues. This has been an excellent course. I have taken numerous courses on Global Health and this one is different in its approach, more in depth and well worth taking. This is a classic Harvard MOOC with some of the best experts in the world discussing interesting topics in their field. Fair grading system and well paced to create an overall positive learning experience.
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Fassil Degefu

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3 years ago
It is a wonderful course which you can meet world's best resource persons in each topic. Once again would like to thank the organizer and the expertise who shared their knowledge.
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