Global Health Delivery online short course

Course starts 2 May 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
24 April 2018
Course Starts:
2 May 2018
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
8 - 12 hours per week
Price:
USD $2,200Options Available
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
24 April 2018
Course Starts:
2 May 2018
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
8 - 12 hours per week
Price:
Language:
English

Introduction

The greatest constraint to improving global healthcare delivery? Not availability, but access.

Full use of existing interventions would cut the 10 million annual child deaths that occur globally by more than 60%, as well as a high proportion of the half-million annual maternal deaths that could also be prevented by interventions of known efficacy.*

Esteemed Harvard faculty, including Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman, effectively address the delivery gap through a nuanced, biosocial approach — which led them to create the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course, Global Health Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective, to share their research with the world.

While a popular tool for those who are curious in exploring important ideas, health practitioners and leaders, such as yourself, require more. You need to create and receive feedback, to share and discuss in small groups. A busy life means you also need support while you learn, to stay on track and achieve your objectives. This online short course from Harvard's Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in association with HarvardX, recognizes the necessity for transformative impact.

Join a global health community as they analyze how power structures shape the response to disease, and the approaches taken all over the world in the fight against Ebola, HIV/AIDS, MDR-TB, and the burden of mental health. Make meaningful connections with peers while creating your own intervention ready for action.

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What will set you apart

How you’ll grow your global impact through this course:

  • Design a global health intervention for real-world implementation as the final outcome of the ongoing course project
  • Socially engage around the groundbreaking textbook, Reimagining Global Health (provided)
  • Interact and professionally network with a peer group of global health change-makers in classwide forums and graded small-group discussions
  • Experience a leadership and change management process that affords you the space and confidence to rethink conventional approaches
  • Acquire a premier certificate from Harvard’s VPAL, in association with HarvardX  
  • Share your digital portfolio of evidence, created while you go, as proof of your commitment to an evolving, interdisciplinary field

Course curriculum

Once completed, you’ll have engaged in over 90 hours of learning time, with over two thirds of that spent on interactive activities. And the impact will be felt. Theory U, a development model that encourages new perspectives has been embedded into the design of this course, which has proven to foster transformational change.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to the biosocial
  • Course Module 2: Why ideas matter: Social theory in global health
  • Course Module 3: The history of global health and colonial legacy
  • Course Module 4: Political economy and foreign aid
  • Course Module 5: The global AIDS movement
  • Course Module 6: Challenges in healthcare delivery: Lessons from Liberia and Haiti
  • Course Module 7: Building an effective rural health delivery model in Rwanda
  • Course Module 8: Critical perspectives on metrics of disease
  • Course Module 9: The unique challenges of mental health
  • Course Module 10: Values and global health

Course founders and instructors:

 

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ANNE BECKER

Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

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ARTHUR KLEINMAN

Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Anthropology Department, Harvard University

 

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PAUL FARMER

Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

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SALMAAN KESHAVJEE

Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

 

Hear from other expert guest instructors, including:

 

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REGINALD FILS-AIME

Physician supervisor for the Zanmi Lasante Department of Mental Health

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DIDI BERTRAND-FARMER

Senior Advisor for Community Health for Partners In Health

 

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REBECCA WEINTRAUB

Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity, Faculty Director of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School

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RAJ PANJABI

Co-Founder and CEO of Last Mile Health, TIME 100 most influential people, 2017 TED Prize Winner, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

 

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PERE EDDY EUSTACHE

Ordained Catholic priest, psychologist and pioneer of a community-based model for mental healthcare

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LUKE MESSAC

M.D./Ph.D. student in the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania

 

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EMILY HARRISON

Doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University

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CATHERINE MUGENI

Director of the Community Health unit in the Ministry of Health in Rwanda

 

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CHRISTINE MUTAGANZWA

District Clinical Director for Partners in Health in Kayonza, Rwanda

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ISABELLE KAMARIZA

President of Solid Africa, an NGO that helps vulnerable patients in public health facilities

 

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AGNES BINAGWAHO

Senior lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Minister of Health of Rwanda (2011-2016)

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DAVID JONES

The A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, a joint position between Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine

 

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ANATOLE MANZI

Rwandan nurse with over a decade of experience working in rural primary care. Director of the Mentoring and Enhanced Supervision at Health Centers Quality Improvement (MESH-QI) program and has worked with Partners In Health since 2005

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PETER DROBAC

Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. An instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Drobac served as the Executive Director of Partners in Health in Rwanda, IMB

Earn your premier certificate

“Having certificates that accurately document how you have evolved over time, I feel, will be invaluable over the course of a career” — Prof. Robert A. Lue, Faculty Director of HarvardX

This premier certificate is awarded by Harvard University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, in association with HarvardX. All certificate costs, including packaging and international delivery, are included in the course fee.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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Our next available short course starts 2 May 2018.

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