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Online Course

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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University of Tasmania via Independent

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Overview

'Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS)' is a free online course that aims to improve understanding and awareness of MS. Members of the public will increase their knowledge of MS-related issues and those in the MS Community will be empowered to create and contribute to personalised MS management plans.


The course is designed for anyone with an interest in Multiple Sclerosis including -

  • People living with MS, their families and carers
  • Medical and nursing professionals
  • Allied health professionals
  • Advocates, service delivery staff, support workers

 

Syllabus

  1. Biology and Pathology
  2. Diagnosis and Symptoms
  3. Demographics and Introduction to Risk
  4. Risk Factors
  5. Disease Management and Support Strategies
  6. Living with MS

Reviews for Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Based on 246 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I highly recommend the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS) free online course for any interested members of the society. The information is clear, concise, and relevant: while the digital format is logical and easy to follow. The course balances both theory and community perspectives. Via text and video the content is delivered by professionals working in the MS research and service sector, and by people with MS sharing their personal experiences.

The course is specific to the topic of MS, but it also has broader applications. For example, the course educates learners about the…
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Absolutely brilliant online course. MS is such an unknown quantity with the symptoms being so different in each person. It was wonderful finally to get a solid knowledge of the disease and the range of symptom management techniques available. It has helped me support my son with a greater understanding of what he is going through. The course is really well designed and scattered throughout the course are interviews with a range of very different people who have MS which helps put it in context as to the lived experience. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning more about MS.
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Jody C
Jody completed this course.
If you want to know more about MS, look no further! I've learnt more from this course then I've learnt from my neurologist in 3 years, from being diagnosed. The best thing is it hasn't cost me $300 a visit, its all free, only 2 hours a week and well worth it!! Its very informative & you get to hear from experts in their field. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and understanding about this terrible disease.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I recently participated in the pilot version of this course and I learnt so much! The neurologists, researchers and other health professionals presented fascinating content and the stories from people living with MS were ao honest and moving. I feel better prepared to support the people I know living with MS now, and also have greater insight into what they might be experiencing as a result of this disease.
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Kristine B
Kristine completed this course.
I am in my third year of near diagnosis of MS. This course has helped me appreciate why it is often a lengthy process to complete diagnosis. It helped me further understand symptoms I vaguely had glanced through just after talking of my diagnosis. I feel I now have a good handle on what the possibilities are for my future years and how to communicate more effectively with the medical team caring for me, my family and the wider community. The course content was delivered in easy to understand modules in a mix of videos and text plus animations and diagrams. I found the delivery by a mixtu…
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Thanks to Menzies and Wicking to enrol me to this course, actually I didn't have any idea what multiple sclerosis was, now I came to know the depth of this disease, and how to deal with clients with MS, and to spread word by mouth to people who are suffering with MS, I have gained a lot more knowledge on MS, and if in future if Menzies has other courses on MS it will be very grateful to do the course like Preventing MS.

Much appreciated and acknowledged.
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Aneke I
Aneke completed this course.
I really enjoyed my self this course afforded me the opportunity to learn more about the disease called multiple sclerosis.I was impressed from the beginning of the course to the end of the course.The organisation of the whole six modules is very wonderful.iIalso enjoyed the videos that accompanied the course.They were quite engaging and of very clear quality. The inclusion of experts to further understand the topic is a plus for the team. I also like the way the MS sufferers share their experience living with the disease.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent general introduction to understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS), presented at 'layperson' level, including many discussion posts and commentary from participants who actually have personal experiences and desire to talk about that. Course material, text, and video presentations clear and understandable, with the online navigation well within the reach of the casual user of computer technology.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
As a nurse I found the content interesting and informative as MS is something I have encountered during my career of many years. For someone going to be dealing with MS as a carer or someone diagnosed with MS I think it could help improve there journey. As a nurse it gave me greater understanding of the disease and the amazing advances that have been made in understanding and managing MS.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It was easy to follow and the professionals explain things in a language I could understand. Hearing from people with different stages of MS was positive and also knowing that there is help in the community to make life better for patients with MS.

I thank you for this opportunity to participate to be part of the MS community online.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting course which gave me more insight to MS.

To be more mindful,caring and more aware of how the person is feeling, help find solutions to make the days more bearable, maybe even find more services to help the person.

Helped me understand how my client/s feel on a daily basis, and the ability to pass the knowledge on to others and to recommend doing the course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
firstly thank you to Tasmania university for providing this free online course with neat, clear expertise personalities with very good content and clear matter i was learned a lot and shared to many of my friends medical and paramedical friends to have a look on this course. I was really satisfied with this course this is my 2nd online course with this university without paying single rupee thanks a lot
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has been a great way to learn about MS. It is free and delivered by professionals working in the area with people living with MS. I recommend this course to anyone who works with people with MS, people living with MS or knows someone with MS. The course is easy to follow and complete however is comprehensive. I learnt a great deal, thank you. Lesley
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Sue M
Sue completed this course.
This course has really helped my understanding of ms. I have PPMS and any information of any description is welcome. The section on disease modifying treatment and stem cell was very informative. Thank you to all involved for taking the time to promote ms, I really appreciate it. Thank you for this wonderful informative course, I would recommend it to anyone.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is comparable to the UTAS Preventing Dementia MOOC's, with 2-3 hours a week of watching short videos or listening while reading the text. It is valuable to have knowledge of the symptoms , and how to manage and delay them from worsening. Early diagnosis is important, every case of MS is different.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course really dispels the myths of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Definitely a worthwhile course if you want to learn more or are just interested in anything medical/scientific. The course has leading professionals and discusses so many different aspects of MS, and creates a community of people who are wanting to learn more for various reasons.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course helps you to understand Multiple Sclerosis by listening to some of those who are experiencing the chronic illness, not just those who are working in the field. As each person experiences the illness differently there is a need to hear from different people with the illness. This course gives you that insight.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic course. The cost allows everybody with interest to participate and come together towards the common goal of understanding MS and helping the community. Informative and instructive. Wonderful insights from both allied health members and patients. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course! Having experts in the MS field plus those with the condition contribute meant a very well balanced and relevant course, it wasn't just theory it was first hand knowledge and experiences as well and together these provided a very solid understanding.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic course that covers all the basics and then goes into much more detail. Do it at your own pace and from anywhere! Really great resources and information and includes the voice of people with MS sharing their own experiences.
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