- GHD Undergraduate courses
Health, Culture and Community: Case Studies in Global Health, Anthropology elective course (Fall): Through lecturers and case-based discussions, this course examines a collection of global health problems rooted in rapidly changing social structures that transcend national and other administrative boundaries. Students explore case studies (addressing AIDS, tuberculosis, mental illness, and other topics) and a diverse literature (including epidemiology, anthropology, history, and clinical medicine), focusing on how a broad biosocial analysis might improve the delivery of services designed to lessen the burden of disease, especially among those living in poverty.
- GHD Graduate courses:
Harvard School of Public Health
Introduction to Global Health Delivery (January & July): This intensive course engages students in the analysis of case studies that describe interventions to improve health care delivery in resource-poor settings. Classroom discussions of these case studies help illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient global health interventions. Through a focus on HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and polio, discussions allow students to carefully consider the question of how epidemiology, pathophysiology, culture, economics, and politics inform the design of interventions. For current information, see the HSPH Registrar’s Office.
Harvard Medical School
The Global Health Delivery Seminar Series: The aim of this series is to engage leading global health practitioners in “intensive mentorship” sessions that will equip students with useful skills and insights for tackling key practical challenges in global health work.
Harvard Business School
Value-Based Health Care Delivery Immersion Course (January 7-11, 2013): An intensive weeklong, graduate-level course on value-based health care delivery with Professors Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg. The course features ten new case studies highlighting real-life examples of organizations moving toward value-based care delivery models and guest protagonists. Round 1 applications due September 21 and Round 2 due October 19 – Apply online now!
Managing Global Health: Design, Delivery and Evaluation of Global Health Programs (Winter 2013): This semester-long course trains and enables prospective managers and entrepreneurs to meet three of the largest challenges in global development: 1) to promote behavior change through appropriate design of products, services and programs, drawing from social marketing and behavioral economics; 2) to ensure effective delivery of needed products and services to those who need them, including the use of the private sector and market mechanisms such as prices and incentives; 3) and to know that we’ve made a difference through rigorous impact evaluation, with particular attention to randomized control trials in the field. Through exposure to major practitioner challenges with guest lecturers from the field and cutting-edge research in public health and economics, students will learn to bridge the worlds of research and action in order to creatively and skillfully make an impact in global health.