Towards a sustainable society and equitable health, Coursera shares its popular healthcare courses
The healthcare sector was under a lot of pressure as the nation jumped into the epidemic. From the clinical community to allied services, policies and regulatory frameworks, all stakeholder groups have identified gaps and recognized the need to improve healthcare delivery. Unprecedented times have highlighted the importance of policy reforms, infrastructure improvements, increased economic investment, and continued capacity building of healthcare professionals to redesign healthcare delivery to meet future needs.
In order to address the urgent need for skilled professionals and come to power, digital health economics, high-quality health and healthcare education need to be more widely accessible.
On this World Health Day, Coursera shared a list of some of the most popular health-related courses:
Covid-19 contact tracing at Johns Hopkins University
The Covid-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for communication across the country, requiring thousands of people to quickly learn basic skills. In this course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2, identifying some of the most common barriers to communication tracing efforts, including transition periods – as well as strategies for overcoming them.
International Women’s Health and Human Rights by Stanford University
This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from childhood to old age, including information on positive interventions related to those issues. Students will be able to gain knowledge about women’s rights, education, reproductive health, women in war and refugee settings and involvement in the community.
Basic skills for communication about health by the University of Michigan
Students will develop the skills to analyze and adapt a communication effort to different audiences, develop clear messages, create logical and compelling stories, and understand and apply important considerations. This course is valuable for both beginners and experienced health professionals who need to communicate effectively with other professionals, patients, policy makers or the general public.
Yale University Global Health Requirements
Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of global health. The course will be global in terms of coverage but will focus on low- and middle-income countries, health of the poor and health inequality. Special attention will be given to health issues related to health system issues, the link between health and development, and global interdependence.
Global Health Challenges at Duke University
The course is taught by Dr. David Boyd, an award-winning professor at the Global Health Institute at Duke University. It is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise basis for understanding global health issues and solutions.