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New MOOC launched on death and dying

CareSearch has developed a Massive Open Online Course on death, dying and palliative care to be released this month.

The course, Dying2Learn, will run for four weeks and aims to build community awareness of palliative care and engage individuals in a discussion on end-of-life issues.

The learning modules cover topics such as:

  • How does contemporary society engage with death and dying?
  • How do we use language to describe it?
  • What does death look like?
  • How is death and dying portrayed in the media?
  • Death during the internet-age.

CareSearch is an online website that shares the latest evidence and resources on palliative care for health professionals including GPs, nurses and aged care staff, as well as the general public. The project is funded by the Department of Health and is affiliated with the School of Health Sciences at Flinders University.

The MOOC will be conducted through the online learning platform OpenLearning, which delivers over 1500 MOOCs worldwide.

Participants in the MOOC can get involved in discussion boards, download learning materials and share resources throughout the course.

The free online course commences 27 June.

For more information or to register visit the CareSearch website.

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9 Responses to New MOOC launched on death and dying

  1. Dianne McDonald February 17, 2017 at 9:44 am #

    You would require to be on site for a period of time to observe the whole picture as residents change rapidly and every day is different, with changes in behaviours etc.

  2. amma ascharsobi February 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    i would like to do this course.

  3. christine stapleton February 27, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    I would like to do this course

  4. leanne day February 27, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    I would like to do this course

  5. terez kormanyos March 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    I would like to do the course please

  6. Sarah Koen March 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    Hello, I would also be interested in this MOOC course as well.

    Kind Regards


  7. Darragh O'Keeffe March 13, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Hi all,
    For more information and to register please click on the link in the story
    Also available here:

  8. Evelyn Hogan March 17, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    I am interested in doing this course

  9. Deborah Moxey March 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    I am interested in completing the MOOC course.

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