COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Find out more about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its implications around the world.


Understand the emergence of COVID-19, and how we respond to it going forward.

Duration: 3 weeks, 4 hours p/w
Location: online
Cost: free

The world is paying close attention to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), following its emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

With the outbreak of a novel coronavirus declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization, 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • How COVID-19 emerged and was identified
  • Public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide
  • What is needed to address COVID-19 going forward

Who is the course for?

Those working in healthcare or anyone interested in how we should respond to the outbreak.

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