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Hours to complete

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What is Global Health?

These first two weeks will introduce you to the concept of global health through a range of perspectives from three keynote speakers, draw out some of their key thoughts, explore these with examples, and determine whether we can clearly conclude upon a definition of Global Health. We will be using various educational platforms to navigate the question 'What is Global Health?' - some short video narrations from me, expert thoughts from our three keynote speakers and some external documentary videos and articles. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 7 readings
Video6 videos
Video 1.0: IFRC Introduction to Global Health (04:21)4m
Video 1.1: What is Global Health? (03:20)3m
Video 1.2: Perspectives on Global Health (09:59)9m
Video 1.3: Equity of Access to Healthcare (01:49)1m
Video 1.4: Maternal Healthcare (04:46)4m
Reading7 readings
Course Details and Information10m
About the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)10m
Welcome to Week 110m
Introduction to Global Health, Dr Amy Hughes MBE10m
Equity of Access to Healthcare10m
Maternal Healthcare10m
Week 1 Wrap Up10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Global Health definitions, case studies and evolution

We will first re-visit part of last week's keynote video and discuss their thoughts on what global health is, and bring particular focus to the origin and evolution of the term, the main organisations and agencies involved in global health and the influence of private and commercial organisations on global health. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Video 2.2: The Spread of Disease (including League of Nations Case Study) (03:01)3m
Video 2.3: Case Study: Pandemic Influenza Outbreak, WW1 (05:17)5m
Video 2.4: Origins of Global Health (02:39)2m
Video 2.5: GH Non Communicable Diseases (03:52)3m
Reading4 readings
Week 2's Focus10m
Origins of Global Health10m
GH Non Communicable Diseases10m
Week 2 Wrap Up10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Weeks 1 & 2 Quiz12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Humanitarian Response

This week we will consider what gives rise to a humanitarian emergency. We will look at different types of hazard, and how these combine with vulnerability to give rise to a disaster. We will then go on to think about how responses to such phenomena are organised: Who undertakes these? What phases do they go through?...
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings
Video3 videos
Video 3.2: Disaster and Humanitarian Response: Social Aspects (14:54)14m
Video 3.3: Understanding Humanitarian Responses (09:35)9m
Reading2 readings
Introduction to Week 310m
Week 3 Wrap Up10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Humanitarian Dilemmas

Last week we looked at the nature of 'disasters' and examined a possible set of humanitarian responses to disaster. We concluded by considering the problem of mitigation, leading us to complex ethical questions that make the main focus of the course this week. In particular we will look at the way humanitarian agencies bear witness to the actions of others, and the problem, or requirement, of holding people accountable for these actions. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Video 4.2: Perspectives on Humanitarian Ethics and Principles (22:04)22m
Video 4.3: Operational Responses to Humanitarian Dilemmas (09:02)9m
Reading2 readings
Introduction to Week 410m
Week 4 Wrap Up10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Weeks 3 & 4 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By TAAug 2nd 2017

Thank you very much honorable Professors it was the very informative and knowledgeable course especially for third world countries.

By MOct 26th 2018

It has a great moment being with you guys I thank God for I've been taking my time to push on with the coursera.

Instructors

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Prof Tim Jacoby

Professor
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute & The Global Development Institute
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Dr Amy Hughes

Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
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Dr Kirsten Howarth

Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

About University of Manchester

Tracing its roots back to 1824, the University of Manchester is home to almost 40,000 students. The University has three Nobel laureates among its current staff – more than any other British university - and a total of 25 Nobel laureates have come from our past and present students and staff. We have three main goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible....

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