University of Queensland

 

 


 

The University of Queensland, Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. It is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities globally, has more areas of specialised research considered above world standard than any other Australian university and has won the most awards for university teaching in the country.

Queensland's oldest university, UQ has produced more than 200,000 graduates. It currently has more than 45,000 students and 7,500 staff spanning six faculties and eight research institutes.

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Jun 27th 2017

Learn key leadership skills, concepts and theories needed to be a successful leader in development and determine your own leadership style within different development contexts. Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role? This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

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Jun 13th 2017

Learn the science and policies that drive sustainable development and how leaders can work to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This course introduces the origin and key concepts of sustainability and how to apply those to sustainable development practice.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jun 6th 2017

Gain the skills to be an adaptive leader in development and learn how to uncover local solutions to complex problems in developing countries. Being a leader in development means working in complex and challenging contexts. Projects rarely run as planned, and managers need to be flexible and adaptive in their approach.

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Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial. In public discussions, climate change is a highly controversial topic. However, in the scientific community, there is little controversy with 97% of climate scientists concluding humans are causing global warming.

Average: 6 (5 votes)
May 16th 2017

Investigate global climate change policies and learn the essential skills organisations need to be financially competitive in a low carbon economy. Want to be a key player in transitioning your organisation to the low carbon economy? This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.

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May 15th 2017

How can powerful teaching strategies and effective learning activities enhance deep learning? This education course has been developed for educators and education leaders. It explores deep learning by bringing together the most up-to-date research from cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives.

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Learn how to plan, conduct and analyze psychological research and effectively communicate the results. Do we really only use 10% of our brain? How can we answer questions like this? We shouldn’t just rely on our intuition, because unfortunately that can sometimes give us the incorrect answer.

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Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better. We will explore everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We discuss and debate topics such as medical diagnosis, paranormal phenomena, placebos, miracles, and more.

Average: 5.3 (30 votes)
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Learn how we develop over our lifetime, including our ability to think, communicate, and form social attachments. Have you ever wondered what babies are capable of from the moment they’re born? Developmental psychology is the study of an individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development through his or her lifespan. The focus of this course will be from infancy to later life.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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Learn about the principles underlying psychological therapy and the features and treatment of common mental disorders, including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older?

Average: 3 (2 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Learn key concepts and strategies in grammar and style to help enhance your writing and confidently respond to the demand of high levels of literacy in the 21st century.

Average: 6.9 (10 votes)
Jan 24th 2017

Take the challenge and understand problems and solutions to managing tropical coastal ecosystems. Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems? These habitats provide goods and services for hundreds of millions of people but human activities have led to their global decline.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Thinking about thinking. What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter? This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question.

Average: 7.5 (8 votes)
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Learn how to build effective teams, be a great team player and manage team conflict. Teamwork is an essential component of most professional activities in the modern world. But what makes an effective team? This course is an introduction to teamwork skills for all disciplines that will help you improve your own performance and that of your team.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Learn how to use math and science to solve everyday problems and better prepare yourself to continue studying science in high school and beyond. Have you ever wondered how you can apply math and science skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you've learned in the classroom? This science course will advance your knowledge as we unpack some important scientific thinking skills using real-world examples.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Jan 4th 2017

Learn to use anthropological ideas to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view. This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

Average: 5.9 (11 votes)
Dec 2nd 2016

Learn, from personal stories, the daily life and challenges faced by those with intellectual disabilities. This health course focuses on the stories of people with intellectual disabilities around the world, as well as their families and supporters.

Average: 1.7 (3 votes)
Dec 2nd 2016

Learn how to help those with intellectual disability achieve better health. This health course will examine the specific physical health issues that affect people with an intellectual disability including, oral health, syndrome specific health issues, health communication, especially for non-verbal patients, sexual health, and interactions between tertiary and primary healthcare systems.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Dec 2nd 2016

Gain an understanding of mental health issues and ethical decision-making for people with intellectual disability. This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability. You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used.

Average: 1.3 (6 votes)
Nov 29th 2016

Prepare for the IELTS Academic tests in this comprehensive, self-paced course covering listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Average: 5.3 (8 votes)

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