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Global Health and Humanitarianism, University of Manchester

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About this Course

Welcome to the Global Health and Humanitarianism MOOC. We are delighted to have you with us, and hope that the next six weeks will provide an interesting and thoughtful experience for you. We hope the course will give you an overview of global health and humanitarianism in theory and in practice. These fields overlap, and are connected, in many significant ways. However, we have used three key themes to explore our subjects: each key theme will be discussed over two week blocks by specialist course lecturers, and supported by unique video perspectives by three keynote speakers who are leading specialists in the field. - Weeks 1 & 2: An Introduction to Global Health Dr Amy Hughes MBE; - Weeks 3 & 4: Humanitarian Responses and Dilemmas Dr Tim Jacoby; - Weeks 5 & 6: The Right to Humanitarian Assistance and the Responsibility to Protect Dr Kirsten Howarth. To get the best out of the course we encourage you to try and set aside a few hours each week. This will give you time to work through videos, written materials and linked resources, and to get involved with discussion with other learners. We have provided a variety of different readings, resources and suggested activity based on the course content. Some will be essential to your understanding of the MOOC themes, and to assessment (if you have chosen to take part in assessment activity). Others will be for those of you who want to discover more about a particular subject or perspective, or to make your own study of global health or humanitarianism in action. Check through the weekly resources and content to find out which best suit your needs. During the course we will look at a range of different opinions and debates, linked to key themes and addressing ethics and moral issues. We hope you will be inspired and encouraged to explore and share your own perspectives, and those of others, throughout the course. Different viewpoints are essential to understanding global health and humanitarian practice. We hope you enjoy the next six weeks finding out about Global Health and Humanitarianism, and look forward to hearing from you on the discussion boards....

Top reviews


Aug 02, 2017

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

By M

Oct 26, 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.

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19 Reviews

By Jatinder Singh

Nov 16, 2018

I think it offers a really basic understanding and starting point for anyone interested to explore this subject further. The speakers are frank in putting their individual ideas on some of the controversial areas in field of Humanitarianism and even at the level of this course, I felt the discussions do stimulate you to think deeply and align, reflect and challenge your personal views and principles to wider humanitarian field. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

By David Hill

Nov 13, 2018

Very insightful and well put together course. Thank-you

By Michael Khawach

Oct 26, 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.

By Amila Husić

Aug 25, 2018

fairly easy and a lot of partially incorrect information given. very eurocentric opnions based on personal experiences more than facts.

By thaung htut

Apr 15, 2018

It is a great course that attracted me until the end of the course. I am very eager to learn more about humanitarism and RTP and global health. Teachers were also great. Theie essence were very clear and easily understandable. I can learn global health as well as my listening skill at the same time.

By Thomas Pass

Mar 25, 2018

The course is detailed and interesting. However, the videos are not engaging enough.

By ThomasIwalla

Feb 20, 2018

Relevant and appropriate for health workers in the humanitarian sector and in developing countries.

By Jonathan Delchambre

Feb 18, 2018

Excellent course!


Jan 26, 2018


By Bella Nie

Jan 10, 2018

like this course. thx