Who is this class for: This course is for anyone interested in the mechanics of how global health issues are handled. It is taught by experts in the subject and should be of great use to anyone interested in global responses to health care needs.

Created by:  The State University of New York

  • Gabrielle Fitzgerald

    Taught by:  Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Executive in philanthropy and global health

  • Peter Small

    Taught by:  Peter Small, Founding Director

    Global Health Institute, Stony Brook University
Commitment7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week, not counting optional assignments and readings
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.7 stars
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How It Works

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 25 ratings


This is a good course if you're looking for basic understanding of global health policy. I STRONGLY recommend completing the activities.

Very Interesting!

Ultimately, it is very consistent, well-reasoned and logical course, but I mark this course with 4 stars and not 5 stars, because the barrier of assignments is very high, stands for 80% either for quizzes, as well as, what is the most important, for the last peer-graded assignment. It is even harder to earn honor certificate, because of that 80% of points' barrier. However, I recommend this course to those, who are keen on diplomacy and global health issues and, generally, love to work hard. And lastly, I want to admit, that the performer professor of this course is very interactive and engaging and it is very pleasant.