Global Health Policy
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assignment Level : Introductive
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In this course, learners will become familiar with principles and theories of global health problems, and major challenges and controversies in improving global population health as well as practical applications of quantitative methods to analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. Topics will include health and foreign policy, health governance, acute disease surveillance, non-communicable diseases, burden of disease, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening, health financing, and human resources for health and ageing.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Global Health Policy and Governance
    There are four modules in this lecture series. We will start with key issues in current global health policy and governance. The year 2015 reminded political leaders and the public that people’s safety is a genuine challenge at a time of disease epidemics, ter...
  • Week 2 - Pandemics and Health Security Responses
    In this module, we will explore the relationship between universal health coverage, disasters and pandemics. We will learn how to measure and understand the spread of infectious diseases, and how to respond to them. We will also consider the conditions necessa...
  • Week 3 - Universal Health Coverage in the Context of Aging
    In Module 3, we will introduce the basic concept of universal health coverage (UHC), some technical aspects of health financing, and methods for measuring and improving UHC systems. We will also discuss the challenges to UHC posed by aging and development, inc...
  • Week 4 - The Future of Japan's Health System: Sustaining Good Health with Equity at Low Cost
    One of the central themes in today’s global health policy is the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). The recent Ebola crisis has indicated that not only responses, but preparedness is key to tackling health emergencies. There is a growing consensus...
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Instructors

Hiroshi Nishiura
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
(Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Stuart Gilmour
Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke's International University
(Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Kenji Shibuya
Professor and Chair
Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine

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The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.
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Reflection on the course material has enriched my understanding of the health concept for which I'm grateful to all the persons who have contributed to creating the course and making it available. My realisations are as follows. On the community level, health is a metric of one's social integrity,i.e., health indicates person's ability to balance individual and collective rights and responsibilities. On the economic level, health is a business. It involves trade or exchange of both material and immaterial (i.e., rights, personal freedoms, beliefs, emotions, ideas etc.) resources between individuals (or groups) who are capable of mutual (healthy) life support.

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on the March 5, 2018
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Reflection on the course material has enriched my understanding of the health concept for which I'm grateful to all the persons who have contributed to creating the course and making it available. My realisations are as follows. On the community level, health is a metric of one's social integrity,i.e., health indicates person's ability to balance individual and collective rights and responsibilities. On the economic level, health is a business. It involves trade or exchange of both material and immaterial (i.e., rights, personal freedoms, beliefs, emotions, ideas etc.) resources between individuals (or groups) who are capable of mutual (healthy) life support.

on the February 22, 2018
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Thanks to the institution and professor for this course. it was a very good and helpful that I came across and completed this course

on the January 23, 2018
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though an interesting course, I found it very repetitive, boring and some of the questions on the quizzes to make all of us or had nothing to do with what was being covered.

on the September 25, 2017
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Useful review course for the topics covered--material covered was interesting and educational. Should be noted that most of the materials covered have a general focus around Japan's healthcare system and structure with some examples from other countries, but not as in depth. May have been a bit hard to follow if you have absolutely no background in the field. Automated subtitles are also inaccurate at times (wish I could go in and change for other learners).

on the August 4, 2017
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Fun and interesting course. I do international humanitarian work and i found the course a great overall source of information.