COVID-19: Global Health Perspectives
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date_range Starts on August 3, 2020
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assignment Level : Introductory
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Analyse how differing capacities of health systems, governments and communities have shaped responses to and impacts of COVID-19.

The global response to COVID-19 has varied dramatically, but how prepared were different countries for this crisis, and what does pandemic preparedness require?

On this course, you’ll discover how a country’s response and resilience to COVID-19 is directly shaped by the disparity between global systems, including health, political, economic and environmental systems.

As you learn what pandemic preparedness requires, you’ll analyse key lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider how these lessons can be applied to a country’s emergency planning and decision-making for the future.

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This course is primarily designed for health planners, policymakers and program managers looking to better understand how to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.

The course considers COVID-19 across a variety of settings and will provide invaluable perspectives for teachers, students and researchers of global health, as well as those with applied careers in global health.

Its multi-disciplinary approach will be of particular interest to those working in health systems strengthening, global development, healthy equity, OneHealth, and health security.



  1. Impacts of both COVID-19 and varying country responses to COVID-19
  2. Readiness for and responses to COVID-19
  3. Resilience demonstrated in responses to the pandemic and the inequities driving uneven pandemic outcomes
  4. Intersectionality of vulnerable systems and population-level inequities in relation to COVID-19 and responses to COVID-19
  5. Pandemic prevention, preparedness, and health system strengthening for the future
  6. The intersection of multiple systems in shaping the impacts and responses to COVID-19


Barbara McPake
Barbara is Professor and Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, a health economist and health systems analyst with current research interests in health seeking behaviour and One Health.

Angus Campbell
Angus leads Nossal Institute for Global Health’s One Health Unit. A livestock vet & epidemiologist working in international ag development, he takes a ‘big picture’ view of One Health & sustainability

Tiara Marthias
Tiara is a health system researcher at the Gadjah Mada University and a PhD candidate at the Nossal Institute for Global Health. Her research interest is on maternal and child health and health equity

Clare Strachan
Clare Strachan is a Principal Advisor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health. She has expertise in communicable disease control, health systems strengthening and epidemic preparedness and response.

Linda Bennett
Linda is Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health. She is an expert on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence.


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The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University.



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