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The School's first free online course, in partnership with FutureLearn

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The School's first free online course, in partnership with FutureLearn
by Joanna Stroud - Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:58 PM

The School’s first free online course, titled Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response and Control, is now open for registrations in advance of its 19th January 2015 start date.

The two week course looks at the science behind the current Ebola crisis in an attempt to understand why it has occurred on this scale and how it can be controlled.

The course

The course is taught by experts from a wide range of disciplines from epidemiologists and clinicians to anthropologists and health systems researchers. There will be contributions from experts from a range of disciplines, including those who have been directly involved in the Ebola outbreak at different stages and from different angles.

By the end of the course you should have an understanding of the key principles that underlie the spread of infectious diseases, and of the key importance of context in determining transmission and shaping control efforts.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation; undergraduate students taking a healthcare or science-related degree; medical students and postgraduates wishing to complement their studies; and anyone else with a keen interest in the science behind Ebola.

Although there is likely benefit in following and contributing to the course in line with its schedule, you can freely select or skip ahead to the topics you're most interested in if you have other commitments.


For full course information, visit the dedicated LSHTM webpage.

Sign up now at FutureLearn.