Epidemiology SuperCourse : A Simple Model for Improving Global Health Education. Khlood F. Salman, Dr. PH Faina Linkov, PhD Ronald LaPorte , PhD Eugene Shubnikov, M.D . Outline. Introduction Background Definition Lecture participation Implication Update
Khlood F. Salman, Dr. PH
Faina Linkov, PhD
Ronald LaPorte, PhD
Eugene Shubnikov, M.D.
Inexpensive Low to High bandwidth systems designed to reach large numbers of healthy people to prevent disease.
Expensive High bandwidth systems designed to reach small numbers of sick people to cure disease.
www.pitt.edu/~super1: it is defined as an advanced “Model” or a “system” that translates science into the classroom.
Supercourse includes a library of over 4802 lectures on Public Health and Medicine shared for free by over 50,000 members of Global health network from over 170 countries.
Baruch S. Blumberg(1976)
Nobel Prize Laureates in the Supercourse (Medicine)
Eric R. Kandel (2000)
Paul Greengard (2000)
Paul C Lauterbur (2003)
Leland H Hartwell (2001)
It was developed by:
Dr. Ronald LaPorte and his team.
(Dr. LaPorte is a Professor of
Epidemiology at the Graduate
School of Public Health
When? In 1999
-To improve health training and research in global health and prevention
-To share knowledge and expertise worldwide.
I. Information Sharing
Through the Supercourse library of lectures, we can distribute lectures related to diseases, prevention, disaster preparedness, and research findings as well
II. Time Saving
New educators will be able to reduce preparation time needed to develop lectures
III. Content Quality and Enhancement
High quality and readily usable contents make better educators world wide
The Implications of Supercourse on Global Health Education and Research
IV. Free Content
The concept of library of lectures for all to use in many ways similar to that of “freeware” or “open source software’ on the computer
V. Easy Access
-Easy and accessible through the internet
-Medical and nursing faculty in developing countries have access to current scientific information which they would not normally have.
Repository of lectures designed to enhance teaching
Utilizes simple format: Power Point (can be downloaded)
Free of charge
Teacher in Harrisburg
Teacher in Sydney
Teacher in Pittsburgh
Teacher in London
Teacher in San FranciscoSupercourse Model: lecture sharing
Central Server (Pitt)
Central Server (Pitt)
Circle of Learning
Within a decade, the Supercourse has grown to include:
Future Directions of the Supercourse
If you would like to join the Supercourse Network, or to contribute a lecture, please contact Faina Linkov and Ronald LaPorte [email protected]