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Related free courses on Coursera to gain more knowledge in Public Health

  • 25 May 2020
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Hi Everyone. My name is Abosede, a Nigerian living in South Africa and a newcomer to this community but it feels good to be here. I am currently learning Addiction Treatment of Substance Use disorders on Coursera but I'm really interested in learning more about Public/ Community health and I wish to know more about free courses available for a beginner in health sciences. Thank you all!

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Hi Abosede, welcome!

I’ve taken several public health courses on Coursera, and so far my favorites have been through Johns Hopkins.  I would suggest looking at theirs since many are beginner-oriented.  I would also recommend Epidemics, Pandemics, and Outbreaks, by the University of Pittsburgh.  With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very timely information, easy to follow, and with some great activities.

Be sure to sign up for email notifications too - I’ve often found some short but interesting courses pop up there!


Good luck on your Coursera journey!


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As far as I know, all the courses on Coursera are free unless you want a certificate. (I haven’t been using Coursera for long, so there may be exceptions to this, but this is just what I’ve noticed.) Right now I’ve been taking Duke’s Medical Neuroscience course, and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for something interesting and vigorous.

Aside from that, there’s a deal on Johns Hopkins’ COVID-19 Contact Training course so you can get the certificate for free if you sign up until December 31. Considering you’re interested in public/community health, I’d definitely recommend that one for you.

Hi @Abosede

You may be interested in the public health courses in the Coursera Together program: Free online courses for understanding public health

The instructions for redeeming them are available on this page: Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19

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Thank you, everyone, for all your replies. I will make sure to check out the mentioned links and look into the courses. Thanks again.