Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

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Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

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Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health
The course Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health is an online class provided by University of Toronto through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
To help the living, study the dead: we will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death.
Course description
This global health and life sciences course enables learners to investigate health problems affecting large populations – the whole world in fact! By understanding the big numbers in global mortality and their causes and distributions you will learn how to think numerically about global health. We will use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living? We begin with a historical perspective on global mortality and end with a hopeful look toward future trends. In between, you will learn about how death prior to old age can be avoided, worldwide mortality rates, and specific diseases such as HIV, malaria, childhood conditions, chronic diseases, and risk factors such as smoking. This course will help you use population statistics to understand how rapid gains in health are possible.

Prerequisites & Facts

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

Course Topic

Biology and Life Sciences, Data Analysis and Statistics, Medicine

University, College, Institution

University of Toronto

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / University of Toronto you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Toronto
Topic: Biology and Life Sciences, Data Analysis and Statistics, Medicine
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