Now online! Interdisciplinary 5-Week MOOC: Examining African Contributions to Global Health
This interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course was created by the team members of the Sinergia Project “African Contributions to Global Health” and additional members of the Department of History.
Africa has always been a site of medical innovation but for too long this has not been adequately acknowledged and examined. This interdisciplinary five-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was created by the team members of the Sinergia Project “African Contributions to Global Health” (www.globalhealthafrica.ch) and additional members of the Department of History. Videos and podcasts that show how the continent has contributed to Global Health practices take you to Mali, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia. And in many different steps you will encounter examples from various other parts of Africa. The course offers you a unique Africanist perspective and insights into different disciplines such as public health, urban planning, and history. Learners acquaint themselves with various tools, methodologies and theories and benefit from experts at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, EPFL, Department of History and experts interviewed in various African countries. Thereby learners familiarise themselves with innovations that benefit public health not only in Africa but in other parts of the world as well as globally.
The course will start on 28th February. After your registration you will have 7 weeks of free access to this open online course. It can be accessed here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/african-contributions-to-global-health