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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 1

This week, we'll get oriented to the course, learn about the ecological model, and learn how to classify communities on the basis of identity, linkages, group orientation, and integration....
Reading
3 videos (Total 55 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Lecture 2A: Definitions of Community33m
Lecture 2B: A Second Perspective and Framework: Offensive, Defensive, and Hidden Communities8m
Reading6 readings
Welcome to Community Change in Public Health2m
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
Learning Objectives2m
Grading Policy10m
Pre-Course Survey3m
Community Change Facebook Page1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Community Change in Public Health. This week's lectures will focus on Community Efficacy and Community Change Models. Learning these concepts will help you gain a deeper understanding of the forces at work within communities and how they can be harnessed to affect positive change....
Reading
4 videos (Total 67 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 4A: Community Change Models23m
Lecture 4B: Approaches and Tools for Community Participation and Change16m
Lecture 4C: Community Change Models: Conclusions, Lessons, and Thoughts9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3

Welcome to Module 3. This week, we'll take a look at the political economy framework as well as the concepts of community participation and involvement levels. You'll also complete your first peer review assignment this week by reading a case study and using what you've learned to describe community change. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 52 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Lecture 6A: What Is Participation?19m
Lecture 6B: Levels of Involvement14m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 4

This week, we'll look at community coalitions, contrasting community-based and community-directed programs, and the results of enhancing community-directed treatment....
Reading
3 videos (Total 46 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Lecture 8A: Community Participation Onchocerciasis: A Case Study18m
Lecture 8B: Results of Enhancing Community-Directed Treatment12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz15m
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Top Reviews

By AAFeb 21st 2017

It was a very insightful course as it showed us how community change is effected in developing countries. The case studies were practical and showed the change that occurs in reality, not just theory

By MNNov 23rd 2017

This is MUST take course for any public health professional no matter your leadership position

Instructor

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William Brieger, DrPH

Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Foundations of Global Health Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises....
Foundations of Global Health

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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