Foundations of Global Health, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
3 months
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At the Foundations of Global Health Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, you build skills to improve health and save lives. Learn foundational building blocks of humanitarian program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

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This Foundations of Global Health Specialization offered by Coursera  in partnership with Johns Hopkins University is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises.  

Applied Learning Project

Learners will complete a project in each course. Along the way, you will analyze a health system, propose a primary health care intervention, develop a community health worker training plan, propose a humanitarian intervention, analyze a community undergoing change, and perform a health belief assessment.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems
  • Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 
  • Health for All Through Primary Health Care
  • Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs
  • Community Change in Public Health
  • Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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