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Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Changing Trends

We're starting off with two of our heavy hitter faculty. Dr. Skip Burkle will lead-off with a fascinating overview of emerging health threats to our planet in a sweeping narrative of changing conflict, urbanization, loss of biodiversity, and climate change. Dr. Steve Berman will then bring us up to speed on the millennium development goals, and give us an intimate look at how global health activities can be sustainable and responsible. Dr. Jay Lemery will round out the week of changing trends by covering what he thinks is the biggest threat -- climate change, and will first introduce the best available science, and the delve into the health effects. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 61 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
01 - Jay Lemery - Introduction to the Course4m
02 - Skip Burkle - Changing Trends6m
03 - Steve Berman - Millennium Development Goals & Community Interventions12m
04 - Skip Burkle - Extreme Weather, Biodiversity, & Scarcity15m
05 - Jay Lemery - Climate Change, Science7m
06 - Jay Lemery - Climate Change, Human Health12m
Reading9 readings
Weekly Overview10m
General Overview10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
United Nations Essay Assessment: Week Three10m
Field Team Leader Essay Assessment: Week Six10m
FAQs10m
Optional Workshops10m
Partners10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz: Changing Trends40m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Global Health Security

Last week we learned about emerging global health threats, millennium development goals, and climate change. This week, we're going to take a closer look at the underpinning of health-- the 'preconditions' if you will, including food, water and shelter. Daniel Silverstein will give a terrific 2-part overview on malnutrition and food security. Dr. Ryan Paterson will likewise explain why it's such a struggle to gain access to clean water, and both lecturers will discuss the challenges for funding agencies to fix these problems. Dr. Burkle will finish off the week discussing population growth and urbanization. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
07 - Dan Silverstein - Malnutrition11m
08 - Dan Silverstein - Food Security10m
09 - Ryan Paterson - Water Security9m
10 - Skip Burkle - Rapid Urbanization4m
Reading1 reading
Weekly Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Global Health Security40m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Global Burden of Disease

Last week's lectures focused on the 'preconditions' of health, including food, water, and shelter. This week, we'll get into the substance of the "health" in global health. A stellar line up of clinicians will outline their take on disease burden as well as how healthcare systems have succeeded and failed to meet emerging needs. Dr. Renee King will discuss the rise of non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, obesity) as well as the often stigmatized illnesses of mental health. Finally, Drs. Mould-Millman and Richards will explain how medical systems are responding to meet the global burden of disease. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
11 - Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman - Healthcare Systems9m
12 - Renee King - Non-communicable Diseases5m
13 - Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman - Access, Availability, & Outcomes8m
14 - David Richards - Urbanization, Urban Diseases7m
15 - David Richards - Urbanization, Healthcare Systems3m
16 - Renee King - Mental Health9m
Reading1 reading
Weekly Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Global Burden of Disease40m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Stakeholders

You've now learned about emerging global health threats, climate change in global health, the 'preconditions' of health, and disease burden. We're over the halfway point, and now it's time to meet the stakeholders-- the players, if you will who shape how global health is financed and how programs are prioritized and executed. Arlan Fuller talks us through the legal and moral constructs that underpin global health activities, and then we'll meet Dr. Satchit Balsari, who will interview Skip Burkle on the legal basis for giving aid-- very much setting the stage for week 5 when we focus on humanitarian crises. Dr. Balsari will finish the week by discussing the established standards in humanitarian activities-- i.e. the guidelines that humanitarian responders are expected to withhold. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
17 - Arlan Fuller - Financing Global Health11m
18 - Arlan Fuller - Health & Human Rights12m
19 - Satchit Balsari - Legal Basis for Aid and Intervention19m
20 - Satchit Balsari - SPHERE8m
Reading1 reading
Weekly Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: Stakeholders40m
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Top Reviews

By LSep 16th 2016

Incredible course. Very enganging, easy to comprehend, the essays are enjoyable. Faultless course, I would highly recommend it for anyone, it gives a very broad perspective of undersanding.

By HLApr 27th 2017

Very integral, it includes a wide range of issues such as medical, environmental, and arquitectural aspects of a community.

Instructor

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Dr. Jay Lemery, MD

Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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