Length Length

10 modules released weekly, with 2-week catch-up period

Effort Effort

2-4 hours per module

Price Price

FREE

Languages Languages

English

Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English

Prerequisites Prerequisites

None

Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

HEALTH TRENDS
How our collective wellness has been impacted by globe-spanning factors

over the years

HEALTH TRENDS
TECHNOLOGY + HEALTHCARE
The emergence of high-tech solutions to improve access,

scalable treatments and more

TECHNOLOGY + HEALTHCARE
SYSTEMS AND POLICY
The infrastructure and institutions that have shaped

the healthcare industry

SYSTEMS AND POLICY

Overview

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What are the effects of a healthy individual on the world around them? Beyond the hereditary connections between parents and children or the implications of communicable diseases, public health has intrinsic value as a basic human right and in the context of social, economic and environmental factors.

Global Public Health is a massive open online course all about the institutions, infrastructure and interplay of actors that constitute health not only in local communities, but also on a global scale. In this course, you’ll discover how health is influenced by environment, food systems, energy security, transport, trade and human migration. You’ll also learn health’s positive influence on other sectors, with investments in health shown to have a positive impact on economic development. This course will illuminate how health impacts and is essential to achieving poverty reduction, gender empowerment, universal education, conflict resolution and other Sustainable Development Goals.

structure

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Readings
  • Quizzes and final exam
  • Discussion forum
  • Live Q&A sessions
These live sessions allow students to ask questions and engage directly with instructors and leading practitioners in the field. The exact dates of these sessions will be announced early in the course.

Lead Faculty

  • K. Srinath Reddy

    K. Srinath Reddy

    President, Public Health Foundation of India

This course is for

Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying public health, international development, public policy, nursing and medicine and other fields who are interested in the key concepts and practices in global public health

Healthcare professionals and other practitioners who want to understand their work within the broader context of international policy and the concept of sustainable development

Sustainable development practitioners who want to understand the lifecycle of needs and support necessary to improve health globally, including those who work for international aid organizations and nonprofits in the realms of healthcare, poverty and nutrition

Questions?

Course logistics and requirements

This course is not currently open for enrollment. It will be offered again in 2019.

Certificates

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to purchase a verified certificate signed by the instructors.

syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Public Health

1.1

Introduction & History of Public Health

1.2

Multiple Determinants of Health

1.3

Evolution of Global Public Health

1.4

Measuring Health Status

Module 2: Trends in Public Health

2.1

Demographic and Epidemiological Transitions

2.2

Economics to Equity in Health

2.3

Globalization and Its Impact on Public Health

Module 3: Infectious Disease

3.1

The Changing Patterns of Infectious Diseases in Time and Place

3.2

Control, Elimination, Eradication, Extinction

3.3

Zoonoses

3.4

New and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

3.5

Childhood Diseases with a Focus on Diarrhea and Pneumonia

Module 4: Maternal and Child Health

4.1

Child Health: Trends and Challenges

4.2

Maternal Health: Trends and Challenges

4.3

The Long Shadow of Childhood Undernutrition

Module 5: Non-Communicable Diseases – Part I

5.1

Introduction to NCDs

5.2

Impact of Tobacco Abuse

5.3

Diet and Physical Activity-I

5.4

Diet and Physical Activity-II

5.5

Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus

Module 6: Non-Communicable Diseases – Part II

6.1

Cardiovascular Disease

6.2

Cancers

6.3

Respiratory Illnesses

6.4

Mental Health

6.5

Injuries (Road Traffic Accidents and Alcohol)

Module 7: Health Systems – Part I

7.1

Introduction to Health Systems

7.2

Delivering Health Services

7.3

Health Systems Financing

7.4

The Political Economy of Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage

Module 8: Health Systems – Part II

8.1

Access to Medicines - I

8.2

Access to Medicines - II

8.3

Working Towards Health for All

8.4

Governance Mechanisms

Module 9: Environment and Health

9.1

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

9.2

Climate Change and Health

9.3

Disasters

Module 10: Public Health in the 21st Century

10.1

Health Technologies, Telemedicine and mHealth

10.2

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

10.3

The Challenge of Aging Populations

10.4

Health and Sustainable Development - I

10.5

Health and Sustainable Development - II

10.6

The Future of Public Health