Welcome from Professor James Logan
Head of Department, Department of Disease Control, LSHTM, and Director of ARCTEC.
Welcome to this course, "An Introduction to Coronavirus". This course is designed for young people who want to get an in-depth understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed and built by scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
and ARCTEC this course will help you learn about the virus, the science behind the global response, and the active research that will help us in controlling the disease.
This course has been divided into four sections, each of which will take 1-2 hours to complete.
Your course progress is assessed via the four end-of-section quizzes. If you complete all quizzes with a passing grade, you will be issued with a certificate (statement of participation).
Students must be enrolled and signed in with a free Open Learn Create account to receive the course certificate.
Course last updated: May 2020.
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Many thanks to the staff and students who contributed to this course.
Course Authors: Dan Asaw, Eleanor Rees, Harriet Jones, Professor Judith Glynn, Scott Tytheridge, Courtenay Greaves, Charlotte Kerr, Dr Alice Jones Bartoli, Dr Lucy Oldfield, Dr Ed Parker, Dr Josie Parker, Professor James Logan
Reviewers: Professor Judith Glynn, Dr Alexandra Hiscox, Professor Beate Kampmann, Dr Stefan Flasche, Dr Fiona Galloway, Professor Jimmy Whitworth.
Course Production: Chris Rixson, Dr Josie Parker
Lead Educators: Professor James Logan, Professor Judith Glynn, Dr Josie Parker