Free Online Course on Improving Global Health

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Harvard University is offering free online course on Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety. The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve that care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries.

Each session will be interactive and provide concrete tools that students can use. The course will start on June 27, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours pw
Subject: Health & Safety
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available:
Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on June 27, 2017

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

About This Course

We are at a critical inflection point in global health. We have seen improvements in access to care, but struggle to improve human health. A key component of this equation is quality of care.

Improving access to healthcare is only as useful as the quality of care provided. Many agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better?

The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve that care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • The relationship between quality and population health
  • A framework for understanding and thinking about healthcare quality
  • Approaches to quality measurement
  • The role of information and communication technology in assessing and improving quality
  • Tools and contextual knowledge to improve the quality delivered in health systems

Instructors

Ashish Jha

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. is Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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