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HCRI launches MOOC in Global Health and Humanitarianism

(27 April 2017)

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) will launch a massive open online course (MOOC) in Global Health and Humanitarianism on 1 May 2017, which will discuss the question 'Is humanitarianism an effective, justifiable and sustainable response to ill-health, inequality, injustice and war?' 

The course is six weeks long and will be delivered through a mixture of reading material, quizzes, videos and more, and will be provided free of charge by our HCRI academics. 

What will the course cover? 

The course discusses:

  • the vague (yet highly contested) concept of a global health agenda;
  • the motivation and practice of crisis response by the world's wealthier countries;
  • whether humanitarian assistance should be considered a right. 

The course structure and contents are designed to challenge students to think beyond the operational and resource aspects of humanitarian support, and consider the greater context in which it is undertaken. If the 1 May start date is not convenient for you, don't worry, there will be a further start date available on Monday 12 June. 

You can find out more about the course content and the syllabus covered on the HCRI website

This course will be delivered on the Coursera platform, and the course link will be available on the website from Monday.