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COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn

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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.

Please note that this course was produced in May 2020, and as such, some materials may contain out of date information due to the rapidly changing situation.

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, Italian, Arabic and Swahili.

Taught by

Maryirene Ibeto


4.7 rating, based on 61 Class Central reviews

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  • Hussam W. Al-humadi
    The course was very informative and giving a rich data about COVID-19 that is a pandemic infection, and through its rapid and unstoppable spread COVID-19 has essentially compartmentalised the population merely into susceptible, exposed, infected and…
  • The course is well-designed and much better than the similar course in Coursera.
    I just want to see the comparison of different measures in different countries in Week 2, especially a review of the effective measure of South Korea.
    To be honest, many things are still unknown for this virus. All the best we can do is wearing masks outside, washing hands frequently etc...
    But overall, the course gives a good balance between videos and articles and give us practical knowledge.
    And full of reference materials too. Anyone thinks that the course is short can dig through the reference!!
    The community is engaging and full of discussion.
  • Dr.Amit Nagorao Nakhale
    Very Nice Course which learn a lot to handle carefully infectious diseases also the Non infectious disease given to read more in the online season,Today the world facing challenges to tackle the COVID 19 bcz of irregular facility of the medical sciences,that the main reason the Government not give the enough fund to the Medical System to Reasearch and Even allowing the lot of free clinics to the society and also give the lot of Payments Regular to give for Doctors for his braed and batter.
  • Ramzan Ali
    Wash my hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
    Cover my nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when my cough or sneeze
    Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
    Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if i feel unwell
    Touch my eyes, nose, or mouth if my hands are not clean
  • Anonymous
    1.I want to learn something new . Because I want to know lot of things so that's why only I can join this class. Virus is a very dangerous micro organisms that affect human being lot of dangerous zone. Any virus that can affect first human DNA only.

    2. For medical course it is a first class. I world like to join.
  • Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
    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.

    Those working in or around health, or anyone interested in how we should respond to the outbreak.
  • I enjoy this course for its excellent design, comprehensive and scientific information and lots of interactions between instructors and students. As a learner, I can view different thoughts and opinions from learners around the world. Instructors even pinned insightful ideas, which is nice.
  • Krishna Kant Soni
    All Social, Cultural, Sports, Political, Religious, Academic and Family mass gatherings of 200 or more people are banned till 31st March in Haryana. Further it has also been decided that all Cinema Halls, Gyms, Night Clubs shall remain closed till 3…
  • Maria De Nazaré Dutra Marques
    Curso muito bem elaborado, com bastante conteúdo relacionado ao Covid19.Durante a pandemia muitos desafios foram enfrentados pela população mundial e um novo desafio para as novas gerações .
  • Anonymous completed this course.
    This is an excellent course and comprised of all aspects of Covid19 ,explained nicely with the help of many audios, videos, articles etc.The course really helped me to understand this pandemic which has engulfed almost the whole world and brought billions of lives in an unseen, unpredictable danger.The effort taken by whole team of professors, scientists to design this course is commendable.
  • Dhanesh S
    This question are useful and give me the certificates the many more useful in my life.In fact, I'm starting to believe that “Thank You” is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let's cover 7 common situations when we say all sorts of things, but should say “Thank You” instead.

  • Nishapanchal
    It's very crucial time in our globe I would like we can do protect our poor society from grocery bcz they hungry cause by workless now bcz they are not take something without money so we can provide home made mask & home made shoap for hand wash & etc can provide
  • I can fulfillment the online course for covid-19 . I am Mithu Khondoker. I am a student in Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur. At the Department of physics
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    I am a medical staff. Novel crona covid 19 is dengurs. Atumatic dae or novel crona vairose or antibody patien. Help desk or antibody patient drug
  • Bhakti Sudhir Nilkanth.
    This site is give us more information about the related corona disease will definitely create awareness about the disease .so tnx to all committee members ..
  • It isavery useful course as it gives us a lots of informations..we learnt a lots of thing . I appreciate the approach. I suggest to improve the question pattern and modify the way of communication..
  • Ms. Monika Shahaji Bandgar
    Due to this course I will understand what precaution should be taken for avoid corona infection. And I also knows the different symptoms of corona virus
  • Anonymous
    Hi every one,
    Completed and finish the novel corona virus course and upgraded.this is very novel course for medical proffessional attempted from futurelearn.
    With regard,
    DrMukund lal
  • Anonymous
    i am zubaida aftab registred nurse, i have completed course tackling noval coronavirus on line but certificate not recived. SECOND COURSE NAME CRITICAL CARE APPLICATION AND UNDERSTANDING. KINDLY help me.
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