Who is this class for: Both undergraduate and graduate students aiming to learn basics of global health policy. No background is necessary, though basic medical knowledge is helpful.

Created by:  The University of Tokyo

  • Hiroshi Nishiura

    Taught by:  Hiroshi Nishiura, (Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

    (Current Affiliation) Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

  • Stuart Gilmour

    Taught by:  Stuart Gilmour, Associate Professor

    Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine

  • Kenji Shibuya

    Taught by:  Kenji Shibuya, Professor and Chair

    Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine
Commitment4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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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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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 30 ratings

Very enjoyable and useful!

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

the course is very good

This was a great introduction to global health, with a focus on the Japanese health care system. The first half of the course covers the more traditional conception of global health, going into financing mechanisms and pandemic/catastrophe responses. The second half covers universal health care, especially the current Japanese system. The three professors who teach this course are truly experts in their field and have a wealth of knowledge on these topics, and hearing their thoughts on these contemporary issues was refreshing. In fact, a lot of the literature relevant to this course is authored by these very same professors, so the expertise is definitely there. I only wish that there were more lectures to cover some of the advanced topics more throughly because I think the professors definitely had more to say about these topics and their respective fields. All in all, an excellent series of lectures.