MOOC Study Guide Public Health

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This is the reflective assignment for the University of Manchester's MOOC on Population Health.

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MOOC Study Guide Public Health

  1. 1. An Introduction to Population Health MOOC Study Guide for Public Health Reflective Assignment by Dr. Carsten Weerth University of Manchester MOOC
  2. 2. Introduction to Population Health - This six week course consisted of six topics: - An Introduction to Population Health - An Introduction to Epidemiology - The State of World‘s Health - Global Influences on Population Health - Population Health Interventions - Reflection
  3. 3. New insights on Population Health… - New to me was the clear definition of population. - Amazing new facts were that - globally most road accidents occur in less developed countries - economic migrants tend to be equally or more healthy than the population of their new destination
  4. 4. Population Health is about… - Diseases (non-communicable and communicable). - Developed and developing economies. - Neighborhoods and health status. - Cohorts but not single cases. - Ways to improve global health (Interventions). - The Millennium Development Goals (UN, WHO) - Population Health is rather well defined in Wikipedia, see URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_health
  5. 5. Guide to MOOCs on Public Health - OK, I am NOT a novice to this topic. Over the last two years I have done many classes concerning PH issues that were overlapping so the contents of this course have NOT been new to me. - Here I am listing the MOOCs completed as a guide for your free learning – sort of an unofficial guide to a free Diploma or Master of Public Health …
  6. 6. List of MOOCs on Public Health I • Stanford University: Mobile Health without Borders through venture-lab.org (7 Weeks 05/2013 – 06/2013) by Dr. Eric Leroux and Prof. Dr. Homero Rivas • Harvard University: Human Health and Global Environmental Change through edx.org (12 Weeks 05/2013 – 08/2013) by Prof. Dr. Aaron Bernstein and Prof. Dr. Jack Sprengler • Harvard University: Fundamentals of Clincal Trials through edx.org (10 weeks 10/2013 – 02/2014) by a team of professors
  7. 7. List of MOOCs on Public Health II • Harvard University: Health and Society through edx.org (8 weeks 11/2013 – 02/2014) by Prof. Dr. Ichiro Kawachi • Harvard University: Global Health - a Biosocial Perspective through edx.org (10 weeks 02/2014 – 05/2014) by a team of professors • Johns Hopkins University: Health for All through Primary Care through coursera.org (5 Weeks 01/2013 – 02/2013) by Dr. Henry Perry
  8. 8. List of MOOCs on Public Health III • Johns Hopkins University: Vaccine Trials: Methods and Best Practices through coursera.org (7 weeks 06/2013 – 07/2013) by Karen R. Charron, Amber Bickford Cox • Johns Hopkins University: Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research through coursera.org (9 weeks 10/2013 – 11/2013) by Dr. Jason Farley and Dr. Richard E. Chaisson • Johns Hopkins University: The Science of Safety in Health Care through coursera.org (7 weeks 06/2013 – 07/2013) by Prof. Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb and Prof. Dr. Peter J. Pronovost
  9. 9. List of MOOCs on Public Health IV • Johns Hopkins University: Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach through coursera.org (6 weeks 11/2013 – 12/2013) by a team of professors • Johns Hopkins University: Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials through coursera.org (6 weeks 02/2014 – 03/2014) by Dr. Janet Holbrook, MPH und Dr. Lea T. Drye
  10. 10. List of MOOCs on Public Health V • University of Pennsylvania (Penn): Vaccines (9 Weeks 09/2013 – 11/2013) through coursera.org by Prof. Dr. Paul Offit • University of Minnesota: Social Epidemiology through coursera.org (7 weeks 06/2013 – 07/2013) by Prof. Dr. Michael Oakes • University of Texas, Austin: Age of Globali- zation through edx.org (14 Weeks 09/2013 – 12/2013) by Prof. Dr. John Hoberman
  11. 11. List of MOOCs on Public Health VI • University of North Carolina: Epidemiology - The Basic Science of Public Health through coursera. org (6 Weeks 02/2014 – 03/2014) by Dr. Karin Yeatts, Dr. Lorraine Alexander • Columbia University: Virology I through coursera. org (11 Weeks 08/2013–10/2013) by Prof. Dr. Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D. • Columbia University: Virology II: How Viruses Cause Disease through coursera.org (12 Weeks 01/2014–04/2014) by Prof. Dr. Vincent Racaniello
  12. 12. List of MOOCs on Public Health VII • Columbia University: The Age of Sustainable Development through coursera.org (12 Weeks 01/2014 – 04/2014) by Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs • University of Copenhagen: An Introduction to Global Health through coursera.org (8 Weeks 09/2013 – 10/2013) by a team of professors • University of Geneva: Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Introduction through coursera.org (8 Weeks 10/2013 – 11/2013) by a team of professors
  13. 13. Acknowledgements... This presentation was made as ‘Reflective Assignment‘ - the final assignment for the University of Manchester‘s MOOC An Introduction in Public Health. The MOOC has been taught by Professor Dr. Aneez Esmail an Dr. Katie Reed and was hosted on www.courersa.org.
  14. 14. About the author The author has studied Biology at the Universities Bremen, Glasgow, Konstanz and Bremen and holds degrees in Cell Biology (BSc, University of Glasgow), Finance (University of Applied Sciences of the Federal Republic of Germany), Economics (PhD, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), Economic Law (LL.M. Com., Universität des Saarlandes) and Adult Education (M.A., Technische Universität Kaiserslautern). He has written more than 10 books and published over 100 articles in scientific journals. Currently he is doing his mid- career studies with the MOOCs of world class Universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Caltech, MIT, Wesleyan, UCSF, Emory, Edinburgh and others. He is very much interested in public health issues.

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