Dates: September 1st – December 9th, 2020
Course Type: Self-paced, online | Time commitment: 3-4 hours per module | Prerequisites: None | Cost: Free
This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine COVID-19 from biological, epidemiological, social, policy, and ethical perspectives. Through video lectures, participants will have opportunities to hear from various faculty experts from diverse fields to understand the spread of COVID-19, its impact on society, and the public health response. Participants will interpret new information about COVID-19 using the principles of public health, medicine, epidemiology, media literacy, and social science while applying a social justice lens. Although the course utilizes information about COVID-19, participants should be able to identify effective approaches to prepare and control possible future pandemics of a similar nature.
What you’ll learn: Course Learning Outcomes
1. Integrate biological, epidemiological, social, and ethical perspectives into a multidisciplinary understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Evaluate the political responses of different governments to the pandemic and their public health and socioeconomic impact.
3. Identify strategies that could be used to prevent or respond to a future pandemic.
4. Analyze and evaluate news and social media about COVID-19 for currency, reliability, accuracy, bias, and purpose.