The Yale School of Public Health’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be released by Coursera on October 31. The course, Essentials of Global Health, is an outgrowth of the undergraduate and graduate classes taught by former lecturer and global health specialist Richard Skolnik.
Based on the global health courses Skolnik has taught since 2001 at both Yale and The George Washington University, Essentials of Global Health with its 31 sessions, is the first comprehensive online global health course offered on Coursera’s platform. The video sessions for the course were filmed at Yale in a small classroom format. The course utilizes the most current research data and video from some of the world’s foremost experts in global health complements three of the sessions.