Fundamentals of Global Health Research

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Overview

Fundamentals of Global Health Research: Planning, Implementation, and Dissemination is designed to train participants in the development and conduct of research globally, with an emphasis on low-resource settings. Topics covered include proposal writing, quantitative and qualitative study designs, designing study instruments, data management, budget and grants management, research ethics and human subjects, manuscript development and presentation skills.  

It was created to provide participants anticipating a research-oriented career with the tools they need to develop and design a research study, write a successful proposal, and conduct research independently in an international setting. 

*This course was originally titled "Conducting Research Responsibly."

Example Module!

We are making part of the first module available for free so that you can guage whether the content level is right for you. This free access is available anytime- there is no need to log into our system or identify yourself.  We have not included discussions or assignments but you will have access to lectures and readings. Is this course right for you?  Check it out!

Format

This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments.

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion. 

The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.

Eligibility

To be admitted to the course you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree (or equivalent) and experience in a health-related field. 

Enrollment Fees:

You can enroll in this course as part of a registered site group or you can apply as an independent participant

If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards this site fee. 

If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application. OECD/LMIC rates are based on your current location.  Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.

Site Group Enrollment Shipped Certificate (to site coordinator)
OECD Site Groups5-15 people: $199 USD per person; 16-40 people: $3000 USD 
LMIC Site Groups 5-40 people: $1500 USD 

For site groups made up of participants from a high-income country (OECD), the fee is determined by how many people are in your group.  For groups of 16-40 people, the fee is $3000 USD.  However, for smaller groups (OECD), we offer a discounted rate of $199 USD per person.

For site groups made up of participants from a low-middle income country (LMIC) we further discount the site rate down to $1500 USD for groups of at least 5 people (with a cap of 40 people for this course).

For site groups that may have a mix of both LMIC and OECD participants, the fee is based on the LMIC rate (of $1500 USD) plus $199 USD per OECD participant.  However, if it is more economical, a flat rate of $3000 USD is also an option.  Please inquire with us if you have questions about the fees at your site.

Independent ParticipantsEmailed Certificate (PDF)Shipped Certificate 
Independent (OECD)$299$399
Independent (LMIC)$199$299

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Payment is accepted via Flywire, a program that allows you to pay in your own currency or via wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.