Harvard free online course – combatting Malaria

Published by

Annette Gerritsen

Published on

24 May 2017

HarvardX is a University-wide strategic initiative, overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), enabling faculty to create open, online courses for on campus and global learners and advancing research in the learning sciences.  To date, HarvardX has engaged more than 120 faculty across ten schools, producing more than 100 open online courses.  On campus, HarvardX has enabled hybrid learning in over a dozen residential courses and convened over 300 individuals (faculty, undergraduates, graduates, technologists) in developing content, conducting research, or blending courses.  A leader in advancing the science of learning, HarvardX and VPAL Research have produced more than 100 research publications and three major benchmark reports on MOOC learner demographics and behavior.

A new, free online course about combatting Malaria will launch on May 31 on edX.org. It explores the scientific and technological underpinnings of malaria, as well as the historical, political, social, and economic contexts in which control, elimination, and eradication efforts unfold.

MalariaX: Defeating Malaria From the Genes to the Globe

“MalariaX: Defeating Malaria From the Genes to the Globe” reviews the scientific and technological underpinnings of malaria, as well as the historical, political, social, and economic contexts in which control, elimination, and eradication efforts unfold.  Through foundational lectures and supplemental interviews, featuring a wide variety of faculty from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, participants are guided through analysis of real-world data and its effective use in problem-solving. Learners will explore: the biology of the malaria parasite, the mosquito vector, and the human host; challenges of eradicating malaria in complex ecosystems; scientific and technological approaches for malaria control and elimination; and how health systems effectively monitor and respond to malaria.

Visit the course page for more information and registration.

To learn more or register for all courses, visit Harvard’s Online Learning Portal.

 

 

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