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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....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

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Sugerido: 4 hours/week

Aprox. 8 horas para completar
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English

Subtítulos: English

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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Sección
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2 horas para completar

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 lecturas
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

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2 horas para completar

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 lecturas
Week 2's Focus10m
Origins of Global Health10m
GH Non Communicable Diseases10m
Week 2 Wrap Up10m
Quiz1 ejercicios de práctica
Weeks 1 & 2 Quiz12m

3

Sección
Clock
1 horas para completar

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 lecturas
Introduction to Week 310m
Week 3 Wrap Up10m

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Sección
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2 horas para completar

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 lecturas
Introduction to Week 410m
Week 4 Wrap Up10m
Quiz1 ejercicios de práctica
Weeks 3 & 4 Quiz10m
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por TAAug 2nd 2017

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

por DENov 25th 2017

This is a very important and timely subject. I would definitely recommend this course to my family and friends.

Instructores

Prof Tim Jacoby

Professor
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute & The Global Development Institute

Dr Amy Hughes

Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Dr Kirsten Howarth

Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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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....

Preguntas Frecuentes

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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