The University of Geneva has just launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an entirely free online course, on drugs, health and human rights. It is now available online on Coursera (www.coursera.org), with new sessions starting every month. The course is available in English with French, Spanish and Russian subtitles. Enrollement windows for the next sessions of the course are as follows:
- between the 27th of August and the 1st of September 2018 for the session starting on the 27th of August.
You can use all the material for your courses, presentations and workshops, etc.
You can enroll directly here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/drugs
About the MOOC:
This MOOC is produced by the University of Geneva and partners. It is the first of its kind, addressing critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Throughout the course you will cover a range of questions including what are drugs and why are they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How can public health policies address drug use? You will also learn about the intricacies of the international drug control framework and the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies around the world. Finally, you will examine ways of furthering drug policy reform. The topics are presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic, and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people who use drugs presenting their views.
Watch the teaser here: