Now that we’re at the start of a new academic year (if you’re in the same hemisphere as me), I thought it would be useful to do a quick round-up of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that might be of interest to medical translators.
Mooc-list.com is a website where you can search for different courses, filtering by subject, language, start date and other criteria. It covers the major MOOC providers, so it’s pretty comprehensive and you’ll see there’s a growing offer in Spanish medical courses too.
Here are the courses that caught my attention while I was browsing. They’re ordered by start date.
- Writing in the Sciences – Stanford Online (Start date: 1 September). I did this course three years ago, and wrote about it here.
- Understanding Common Diseases (UCD) – Open2Study (7 September)
- Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development Future Learn (7 September)
- Introduction to Urology – edX (15 September)
- Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside? Future Learn (5 October)
- Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us – Class Central (5 October)
- Intro to Statistics – Udacity (self-paced). I did a similar course a few years ago, which was definitely worthwhile.
- Diabetes – a Global Challenge – Coursera (self-paced)
- Introductory Human Physiology – Coursera (self-paced)
I’m half way through the Alexandria Library Cardiovascular webinar series, so I probably shouldn’t take on any more CPD right now. But the self-paced diabetes course is very tempting.