Johns Hopkins School of Public Health doubles Coursera course offerings

Eight new online courses added; 342,000 enrolled over past year

As part of its growing online educational program, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced that it would launch eight new online courses in collaboration with Coursera. The announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of the day Johns Hopkins began its partnership with Coursera.

The School of Public Health's new online offerings are:

  • Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Design & Interpretation of Clinical Trials
  • Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach
  • Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp II
  • Saving Lives, Millions at a Time: Global Disease Control Policies & Programs
  • Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data
  • Statistical Reasoning for Public Health: Estimation, Inference, & Interpretation
  • Training & Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Enrollment in the new courses is now open to everyone, and lessons will commence at various dates throughout the year.

In the past year, more than 372,000 students have enrolled in the Bloomberg School's eight initial Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered via Coursera; those courses will continue to be offered alongside the new courses. To date, a total of 26,215 statements of accomplishment have been awarded to students who successfully completed the JHU courses, which include video lectures, quizzes, peer-assessed assignments, and online discussion forums.

According to Coursera, more than 4 million students worldwide have enrolled to use the company's service.

In addition to MOOCs, the Bloomberg School of Public Health offers 113 for-credit online courses and publishes teaching materials from 112 courses through the Bloomberg School's OpenCourseWare, making it the world's largest provider of online public health education. The school's online/part-time MPH program, launched in 1999, is the first and most comprehensive online program in the world.

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