It is highly recommended that you obtain the following books written and co-written by the lead faculty for the course.
Specific readings for each module are linked in their respective sections of the course.
The primary mode of assessment in this course is self-assessment. You are required to watch all of the videos and read all of the background texts/websites that are provided. There are also “Checks for Understanding,” short assessments that seek to measure how well you understood the videos and other materials. The primary goal of the course is to stimulate thought and conversation regarding potential solutions to intractable problems related to health. As such, the self-assessment of participation that appears at the end of each module is the sole factor in grading and certification.