Fundamentals of Global Health

PPHS-511: Fundamentals of Global Health

Course Objective
To provide a survey of core topics in global health at the introductory level.

Course Description
This interactive 500-level survey course aims to give students the opportunity to broaden their understanding and knowledge of global health issues, including core topics such as history of global health, global health governance, global burden of disease, global health ethics, and global health diplomacy and advocacy. The course will cover topics that span the unfinished agenda (e.g. infectious diseases, and maternal/child health), as well as the emerging agenda (e.g. global environmental health, and the emerging epidemic of non-communicable diseases). The highlight of the course is the case studies that student prepare and often successfully publish.

Structure of Sessions
The course consists of lectures (including guest lectures), case studies, discussions and small group work. A few global health events and seminars are scheduled during the fall term, and all students are expected to participate in these seminars and events. Information about the global health seminars and events are available at:

Course agenda

Lecture 1: Introduction to global health & historical context (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 2.1: Global health financing and governance (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 2.2: Measurement in global health (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 2.3: Global burden of disease (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 3.1: Social determinants of health (by Amrita Daftary) [Not available]
Lecture 3.2: Global health ethics (by Matt Hunt) [Not available]
Lecture 4.1: How to create a global health case study (by Sophie Huddart) [Not available]
Lecture 4.2: Global health delivery & health systems (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 4.3: Global health technologies (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 5: Special global health seminar: Global Polio Eradication and the Endgame (by Ananda Bandyopadhyay, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) [Not available]
Lecture 6: Infectious diseases: HIV, Malaria & TB (by Nitika Pai, Cedric Yansouni &amp Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 7.1: Neglected tropical diseases (by Theresa Gyorkos) [Not available]
Lecture 7.2: RMNCH (reproductive, maternal, new born and child health) (by Charles Larson) [Not available]
Lecture 8.1: Global health advocacy &amp diplomacy (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 8.2: Schisms &amp debates in global health (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 9.1: Non-communicable diseases (by Julia von Oettingen) [Not available]
Lecture 9.2: Antimicrobial resistance (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Lecture 10.1: Global environmental health & climate change (by Jonathan Chevrier) [Not available]
Lecture 10.2: Pandemics & global health security (by Raad Fadaak) [Not available]
Lecture 11: Injuries and trauma (by Dan Deckelbaum) [Not available]
Lecture 12.1: Global mental health (by Jai Shah) [Not available]
Lecture 12.2: Aboriginal health (by Kent Saylor) [Not available]
Lecture 12.3: Immigrant and refugee health (by Chris Greenaway) [Not available]
Lecture 13.1: Global health field work &amp student experiences (by Kristin Hendricks) [Slides]
Lecture 13.2: Careers in global health (by Madhukar Pai) [Slides]
Global Health Case Studies
A compilation from PPHS-511 Fundamentals of Global Health