Understand the emergence of COVID-19 and how we respond to it going forward
The world is paying close attention to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, following its emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. With the outbreak of a novel coronavirus declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, people worldwide are working to address it. On this course, you’ll learn the latest of what we know about COVID-19, presented by international experts.
The purpose of this course
This course is provided for personal use only and not for any commercial, professional medical or business purpose. All content and opinions presented throughout this course are for educational purposes only and do not constitute the provision of professional medical or public health advice. You should not rely on the content of this course or other learners in place of professional advice from a regulated medical professional. If you have any concerns about a particular health condition or COVID-19, please seek the most current medical and/or public health advice from a qualified medical practitioner. LSHTM shall not be liable, to the maximum extent permitted by UK law, for any adverse or negative consequence arising from your reliance on the information contained in this course, or for any commercial use by a business or medical practitioner, including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
What topics will you cover?
How COVID-19 emerged and was identified
How COVID-19 spreads
Public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide
What is needed to address COVID-19 going forward
Who is the course for?
Those working in or around health, or anyone interested in how we should respond to the outbreak.
The course is presented in English, with translations provided in Chinese, Spanish (ES), Portuguese (BR), French and Italian.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:
Unlimited access to this course
Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
A PDF certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible