Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health


DCP3 series editor Prabhat Jha and colleagues are launching a new online course at the University of Toronto, Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health.   The 5-week course will include topics such as:

  • Global mortality past and present
  • Major causes of death worldwide
  • Measuring causes of death
  • Reducing global premature mortality by 40% by 2030


DCP3 authors Zulfiqar Bhutta and Anna Dare will serve as faculty members for this course.  The course is open to all interested parties, and successful students will earn an official University of Toronto edX certificate. The course begins on March 2, 2015.  Click here to register.


Course introductory video:


About this Course:

Death 101 enables students 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, this course teaches you to think numerically about global health. We 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? Death 101 is designed for MOOC students and is built for online learning.