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In this course, learners will become familiar with principles and theories of global health problems, and major challenges and controversies in improving global population health as well as practical applications of quantitative methods to analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. Topics will include health and foreign policy, health governance, acute disease surveillance, non-communicable diseases, burden of disease, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening, health financing, and human resources for health and ageing.
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

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2 hours to complete

Global Health Policy and Governance

There are four modules in this lecture series. We will start with key issues in current global health policy and governance. The year 2015 reminded political leaders and the public that people’s safety is a genuine challenge at a time of disease epidemics, terrorism, refugee and migration crises, and climate change among others. The recent Ebola virus outbreaks in west Africa exposed weaknesses in core global functions, such as the provision of global public goods, management of cross-boarder externalities and fostering of leadership and stewardship. This module describes major challenges and issues in global health policy and proposes actions in global health, in particular for Japan at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit....
Reading
9 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
Global Health Transition8m
Epidemiological Transition7m
Evolution of Global Health7m
Global Health Governance8m
Global Health Challenges4m
Challenges in Global Health Policy5m
Japan’s Commitment to Global Health7m
Proposals for the G7 Summit11m
Reading1 readings
Course Description10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 1-116m
Practice Quiz 1-28m
Practice Quiz 1-38m
Graded Quiz 130m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Pandemics and Health Security Responses

In this module, we will explore the relationship between universal health coverage, disasters and pandemics. We will learn how to measure and understand the spread of infectious diseases, and how to respond to them. We will also consider the conditions necessary to ensure an effective and timely response to both infectious disease emergencies and disasters, and identify the common role that universal health coverage plays in preparing societies for these unexpected threats to human well-being....
Reading
11 videos (Total 95 min), 7 quizzes
Video11 videos
Pandemics and Health Security Response II9m
Outbreak Investigation "Consider Your Action" I6m
Outbreak Investigation "Consider Your Action" II9m
Lessons from Pandemic H1N1-200910m
Real-time Research Response9m
Disasters, health and human security7m
Acute disaster response in an aging society7m
Acute effects8m
Long-term health effects10m
Health, human security and disaster response10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 2-14m
Practice Quiz 2-24m
Practice Quiz 2-38m
Practice Quiz 2-44m
Practice Quiz 2-512m
Practice Quiz 2-64m
Graded Quiz 236m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Universal Health Coverage in the Context of Aging

In Module 3, we will introduce the basic concept of universal health coverage (UHC), some technical aspects of health financing, and methods for measuring and improving UHC systems. We will also discuss the challenges to UHC posed by aging and development, including for developing countries. Finally, we will explore policy solutions to aging, and look at new policies being used around the world to improve and strengthen UHC systems....
Reading
9 videos (Total 80 min), 6 quizzes
Video9 videos
Financial Risk Protection I8m
Financial Risk Protection II9m
Health Service Coverage7m
Equity9m
Aging7m
Case study 1: Japan6m
Case study 2: Bangladesh7m
New Policy Directions12m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 3-18m
Practice Quiz 3-216m
Practice Quiz 3-324m
Practice Quiz 3-416m
Practice Quiz 3-58m
Graded Quiz 336m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

The Future of Japan's Health System: Sustaining Good Health with Equity at Low Cost

One of the central themes in today’s global health policy is the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). The recent Ebola crisis has indicated that not only responses, but preparedness is key to tackling health emergencies. There is a growing consensus that a set of low-cost, smart investments at country level has the potential to make a significant difference in building resilient health systems. Japan achieved UHC in 1961 at a time of rapid economic development, while the country was still relatively poor. Japan has achieved some of the best population health outcomes at relatively low cost with equity over half a century. However, Japan is facing a huge demographic and fiscal challenge to sustain its health system. In this module, we will review the historical context for Japan’s health system development, examine current challenges to its sustainability, and examine ongoing efforts to reform the system. The major objective is to share important lessons in current debates on global health policy and governance from Japan’s experiences....
Reading
8 videos (Total 86 min), 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Understanding Health System Performance8m
Population Health7m
UHC in Japan: Achievements and Challenges15m
Cost Containment9m
Service Quality10m
Population Aging10m
Future Directions15m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 4-116m
Practice Quiz 4-28m
Practice Quiz 4-38m
Graded Quiz 432m
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By ASFeb 22nd 2018

Thanks to the institution and professor for this course. it was a very good and helpful that I came across and completed this course

By JQAug 4th 2017

Fun and interesting course. I do international humanitarian work and i found the course a great overall source of information.

Instructors

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Hiroshi Nishiura

(Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
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Stuart Gilmour

Associate Professor
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Kenji Shibuya

Professor and Chair

About The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity....

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