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This course proposes an overview of current global health challenges drawing on the insights of several academic disciplines including medicine, public health, law, economics, social sciences and humanities. This interdisciplinary approach will guide the student into seven critical topics in global health.
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6-7 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Introduction

Welcome to Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview! This course consists of the course guides, including discussion forum activities and assessments, along with presentations by a range of presenters, from the University of Geneva, The Graduate Institute, WHO, UNDP, WTO, IUCN, Medicines Patent Pool, among others. You will benefit from the insights and perspectives of multiple contributors involved in global health research, teaching, policy and practice across disciplines and sectors. Your enjoyment and benefits from the course will above all depend on your participation within this course, and we very much look forward to your participation through the discussion forums. Enjoy the course!...
Reading
7 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings
Video7 videos
Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler1m
Prof. Louis Loutan1m
Dr. Samantha Battams1m
Dr. Didier Wernli0m
Dr. Slim Slama1m
Dr. Rafael Ruiz De Castaneda1m
Reading2 readings
Course Description10m
General Introduction10m

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2 hours to complete

Introduction to Global Health concepts

This module will introduce the concept of global health. Global health is a relatively new field and there is currently some debate over its definition....
Reading
4 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Ecology and Public Health by Roderick John Lawrence13m
Social Determinants of Health by Claudine Burton-Jeangros15m
Human Rights in a Global Health Perspective: A Major Challenge by Philippe Chastonay12m
Reading3 readings
Course guide module 210m
Lesson 110m
Lesson 210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Global Health Concepts14m

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4 hours to complete

Emerging Trends in Global Health: Infectious Diseases

There are 7 parts to module 3. Lessons 3 & 4 are both introductory sections that describe key concepts necessary to understand infectious diseases and how we deal with them. Lesson 5 constitutes the core lesson of module 3. This lesson focuses on the current global situation and future challenges for the most prominent infectious diseases of the world. In lessons 6-9 we discuss neglected tropical diseases, re-emerging infectious diseases and epidemics/pandemics. Finally, lesson 10 and 10b summarize module 3 in a set of key conclusions....
Reading
9 videos (Total 152 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Burden of Infectious Diseases and Healthcare Infections in Developing Countries by Benedetta Allegranzi18m
Prevention of Health Care Associated Infection: Pushing Back Barriers and National Frontiers by Didier Pittet18m
Pneumonia and Diarrhoeal Diseases in Children: Global Health Challenges by Alain Gervaix16m
Achievements and Challenges in the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS by Michel Kazatchkine22m
Tuberculosis: Burden; Progress in Prevention, Care and Control; Challenges Towards Elimination by Mario Raviglione18m
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Key Issues and Challenges in Global Health by François Chappuis22m
Emerging Viruses in 2013: Influenza A H7N9 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus by Laurent Kaiser13m
Mathematical modelling for understanding and predicting communicable diseases by Antoine Flahault9m
Reading9 readings
Course guide module 310m
Lesson 310m
Lesson 410m
Lesson 510m
Lesson 610m
Lesson 710m
Lesson 810m
Lesson 910m
Lesson 1010m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Emerging Trends in Global Health: Infectious Diseases14m

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2 hours to complete

Emerging Trends in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases and Disability

In this module we consider the rise of non-communicable (NCDs) diseases across countries, along with mental disorders and disability. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Physical Activity by Bengt Kayser14m
Cancer Epidemiology: How Epidemiology Informs Prevention & Treatment Service by Elisabetta Rapiti Aylward15m
Chronic Diseases in Developing Countries: Diabetes as a Global Health Challenge by David Henri Beran14m
Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion by Samantha Battams10m
Mental Health and Conflict by Ariel Eytan14m
Reading3 readings
Course guide module 410m
Lesson 1110m
Lesson 1210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Emerging Trends in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases and Disability14m

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2 hours to complete

Governance for Global Health, Health Systems and Financing

This module is concerned with the global health system (which refers to responses to health conditions or the prevention of these) and the management of this system through global health governance....
Reading
4 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
EU as an Interesting Case-Study for Global Health Governance by Nicolas Levrat16m
The Role of European Union in Global Health by Samantha Battams8m
Designing Health Financing Systems for Universal Health Coverage by Inke Mathauer19m
Reading3 readings
Course guide module 510m
Lesson 1310m
Lesson 1410m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Governance for Global Health, Health Systems and Financing14m

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1 hour to complete

Foreign Policy, Trade and Health

Health policy has undergone profound changes during the last few decades. Although health has for a long time been an issue in international relations, it was for most of the 20th century perceived as a national and technical matter. This meant that solutions to health problems were seen to require primarily scientific and technological collaboration rather than political commitment. Along with the dramatic changes associated with globalisation, health is increasingly seen as a higher priority on international political agendas. In Module 6, we discuss what triggered this political ‘revolution’ and its implications....
Reading
3 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Health issues in humanitarian emergencies by Michelle Gayer13m
Examining Medical Humanitarian Action Through an Ethical Lense by Doris Schopper17m
Reading3 readings
Course guide module 610m
Lesson 1510m
Lesson 1610m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Foreign Policy, Trade and Health12m

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3 hours to complete

Research, Development, Innovation and Technology for Global Health

This module addresses the lack of attention to research and development for medicines and technologies for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries and all the issues related to drug development and intellectual property rights....
Reading
8 videos (Total 116 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Trade, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Public Health by Jayashree Watal14m
Public Health Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights by Peter Beyer19m
Voluntary Licensing for Innovation and Access by Esteban Burrone17m
Life Sciences Technologies by Denis Hochstrasser12m
Drug Development by Leonardo Scapozza17m
Information and Communication Technologies for Global Health by Antoine Geissbuhler21m
Strengthening primary healthcare: no innovation without training, no training without innovative pedagogical approaches by Beat Stoll5m
Reading6 readings
Course guide module 710m
Lesson 1710m
Lesson 1810m
Lesson 1910m
Lesson 2010m
Lesson 2110m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Research, Development, Innovation and Technology for Global Health14m

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2 hours to complete

The Environment, Sustainable Development and Health

In this module we consider the relationship between the environment, sustainable development and health....
Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Capability Approach to Human Development by Jaya Krishnakumar14m
Health and Climate Change by Martin Beniston9m
Climate change and Infectious diseases by Antoine Flahault6m
Water and Health - The Water Resources Management Contribution by Mark Smith16m
Global Health challenges at the human-animal-ecosystem interface by Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda8m
Reading4 readings
Course guide module 810m
Lesson 2210m
Lesson 2310m
Lesson 2410m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Environment, Sustainable Development and Health12m
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Top Reviews

By JQFeb 8th 2018

Fun and Interesting Course! Learned a bunch of stuff I hadn't really known and put together in my mind prior to this course. Thanks to all of y'all who put this course together. Dr Quincy

By ABOct 2nd 2017

A lot of work went into this course, which is reflected in the abundance of material and information presented. It was very interesting and educational. Thank you!

Instructors

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Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda

Institute of Global Health - Faculty of Medicine
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Antoine Flahault

Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and co-Director of Centre Virchow-Villermé (Université Paris Descartes)

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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