Coursera to launch 130 healthcare courses and specializations

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Coursera is launching more than a hundred programs for healthcare students and professionals. Some of the courses are developed by distinguished institutions such as Columbia University, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan.

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Coursera joins forces with 15 universities to launch 100 courses, 30 specializations and two master's degrees on healthcare. The goal is to provide access to a flexible and affordable education to the next generation of health workers.

According to a McKinsey report, by 2030 there will be a critical demographic imbalance for the aging of the population. Likewise, poor diets, pollution and other factors such as the resistance of infections to antibiotics will amplify the incidence of chronic diseases.

The healthcare sector, which is under enormous strain to support the needs of a growing and aging population, presents a huge opportunity for meaningful technological transformation that stands to not only improve health outcomes for people around the world but also reduce the increasingly unaffordable costs of healthcare, both to individuals and to society.
— Daphne Koller, Co-Founder of Coursera.

Social stability depends on the health of the people. Therefore, the drive to genetics, genomics, immunotherapy, and integrative therapies to boost the modern health system is essential. However, there is a shortage of skilled workers and limited training options.

To tackle this challenge, Coursera is launching more than a hundred programs for healthcare students and professionals. Some of the courses were developed by distinguished institutions such as Emory University, Columbia University, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, the University of Minnesota, among others.

Most courses are free to audit, although fees differ between specializations and master’s degrees. For more information on these learning paths, visit Coursera’s health webpage.