Free Online Course on Global Health and Disability

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering free online course on Global Health and Disability. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and researchers interested in global disability.

In this course, applicants will explore what disability is, how we measure it, and what we can do to raise awareness. This course will start on February 26, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Global Health and Disability
Institution: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on February 26, 2018

Providers’ Details

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

The School’s mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

About This Course

Students will evaluate why disabled people are likely to experience a low quality of life, and recognize the importance of disability to economic development on a global scale.

Why Take This Course?

On this course, you’ll explore what disability is, how we measure it, and what we can do to raise awareness. You’ll learn about the main types of impairment leading to disability and the different methods used to research this.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe the links between disability, health and wellbeing.
  • Discuss challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities.
  • Develop understanding of what disability is and its relevance to the global development agenda.
  • Reflect on how different types of disabilities affect people’s lives in different ways.
  • Identify solutions to improve health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities.

Requirements

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and researchers interested in global disability.

Instructors

Hannah Kuper

I am the Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, and a Professor of Epidemiology. I have 15+ years of experience working in disability, mostly in low and middle income areas.

Myroslava Tataryn

LSHTM Almuni, MSc PHDC 2010. Passionate about disability rights. Over a decades’ experience with NGOs working to ensure access to health and social services for people with disabilities.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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