Centre Virchow-Villermé : upcoming MOOCs in Public Health

In order to fulfil a growing need of training in Public Health, the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin) is re-launching at the beginning of 2015, 4 of its firsts MOOCs (Massive Open Open Course).

> From February 2nd, the Professor Patrick Zylberman (EHESP, School of Public Health) will give his course “SRAS: a “revolution” of the global governance of epidemics?”, a multidisciplinary analysis that highlight fundamentals of epidemic crisis management. This MOOC will be completed by a session from Professor Detlev Ganten (Charité – Universitätsmedizin – Berlin) that focus on the new concept to improve Global Health. This mini-MOOC given in German will be available with French and English subtitles.

> On March 23 the MOOC « Applied Regression Analysis », created by the Professor Stanley Lemeshow during its stay at the Centre Virchow-Villermé, will be launched in Coursera.

> On March 26, Professor Avner Bar-Hen (Descartes) will re-launch his MOOC “Fundamentals in statistics 2.0” which is focusing on practical applications of statistics using the open source software R.

> From March 30, Professor Antoine Flahault (Descartes) will be driving his MOOC “Emerging infectious diseases: control of an epidemic. The case of Chikungunya” that aims at training the participants to understand the surveillance, the prevention and the control of emerging infectious diseases.

> From May 11, Professor Yves Charbit (Descartes) will answer to the eponymous question of his MOOC: “Is the demographic bomb defused?” Study cases and theories will be used to introduce an answer to this question. This MOOC will be completed by a session from Professor Alexander Krämer (University of Bielefeld): “Public Health: the stakes of urbanisation. Focus on megalopolis.” This mini-MOOC given in German will be available with French and English subtitles.

> In addition to these courses, the Centre is supporting the MOOC “Together fight against Ebola!” delivered by the University of Geneva and the UNF3S, the francophone university of sport sciences and health, this first MOOC will bring together 30 teachers, experts and actors from Europe and Africa who will introduce the participants to the stakes of the actual crisis. Inscriptions are open till the 11 of February.

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