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Essentials of Global Health (Coursera)

Essentials of Global Health is a comprehensive introduction to global health. It is meant to introduce you to this topic in well-structured, clear and easy to understand ways. Much of the course will focus on five questions: What do people get sick, disabled and die from; Why do they [...]

Myocardial Infarction (Coursera)

Cardiovascular diseases are – according to the (World Health Organization (WHO) – the number one cause of death globally. Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is the most prominent under the Cardiovascular diseases. In Switzerland alone, the risk to develop a coronary heart disease during life time is around 25% for [...]

Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 3: How Does It All End? (Coursera)

Nov 28th 2022
Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 3: How Does It All End? (Coursera)
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Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects [...]

Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings (Coursera)

Nov 21st 2022
Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings (Coursera)
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NCDs are the leading cause of death in almost every region of the world, and place a huge burden on individuals, families and societies. Humanitarian settings have a negative effect on the levels of disease, and the possibility of treatment. The importance of NCDs in global health is acknowledged [...]

Understanding Violence (Coursera)

We are so pleased to have you join us as we investigate this crucial topic. Violence is a leading cause of death, disability and health care use worldwide. Violence is a complex problem and can only be understood and reduced though a multidisciplinary approach. This course introduces you [...]

Organ Donation: From Death to Life (Coursera)

Considering someone for organ and tissue donation at the end of life is complicated. The boundary between life and death is more complex than ever before and it falls to medical professionals to help clarify a situation at an often confusing and emotionally stressful time. In this course you [...]

End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation (FutureLearn)

Feb 14th 2022
End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation (FutureLearn)
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Explore dying and palliative care practice around the world and evaluate new trends and ideas surrounding end of life care issues. Learn about new directions and the latest thinking on end of life care. Death itself may be certain, but how we die involves many challenges. On this course, [...]

Grief, Loss, and Dying During COVID-19 (FutureLearn)

Explore how we’re experiencing death during COVID-19 and learn how to help bereaved individuals to process their experiences. Help those dealing with loss to make sense of the future and develop resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many of our assumptions about how to navigate loss.

The Philosophy of Death (saylor.org)

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The Philosophy of Death (saylor.org)
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This class provides an in-depth introduction to the philosophical problems surrounding death. It takes its starting point in the fact that everyone, eventually, will die. This is one of the few facts that human beings can be absolutely sure about.