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The Challenges of Global Health

What are the world’s major health challenges? What contributes to them? What can we do to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities? Whether y...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 13h 17m
Language: English

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Description

What are the world’s major health challenges? What contributes to them? What can we do to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities?

Whether you are new to Global Health, want to take a refresher course, or want to sample Global Health before undertaking undergraduate or graduate study in the field, The Challenge of Global Health is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise foundation for understanding Global Health problems and solutions.

Taught by Dr. David Boyd, an award-winning professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB4xBBzNxVQ), the course combines lectures with videos shot around the world and interviews with some of the world’s foremost Global Health experts.

You will learn

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Public Health knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the The Challenges of Global Health course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the The Challenges of Global Health course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

Coursera offers a 7-day free trial for subscribers.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

YES, you can get a scholarship or Financial Aid for Coursera courses. The first step is to fill out an application about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. Learn more about financial aid on Coursera.

Who is the instructor? Is Dr. David Boyd a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Dr. David Boyd has created 1 courses that got 253 reviews which are generally positive. Dr. David Boyd has taught 46488 students and received a 4.86 average review out of 253 reviews. Depending on the information available, Dr. David Boyd is a TRUSTED instructor.
Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University
Dr. David Boyd is the Hymowitz Family Professor of the Practice of Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke University, and is an expert in global health, cross-cultural medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. Before joining Duke, he was the Associate Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University and taught courses in global health, public health, and social medicine. Dr. Boyd was the founding executive director of the Center for Health and Healing at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles where he focused on integrating complementary medical services into health care for low-income patients with chronic and terminal illnesses and engaged in hospital-based programs, community health outreach, and intervention for multiple ethnic and immigrant populations.

Trained in traditional Chinese medicine at the Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine in New York, Dr. Boyd also holds a BA from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, a PhD in medieval studies from Yale University and has completed postgraduate clinical training in China. Passionate about undergraduate education, Dr. Boyd focuses on the educational, service learning, and outreach components of the DGHI’s programs and directs the Student Research and Training site in the Guatemala Highlands. He has traveled and researched in over 50 different countries.

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Platform: Coursera
Video: 13h 17m
Language: English

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