The science of COVID-19

This is a free course that is aimed at teenagers and young adults

The course explores the science behind the current global COVID-19 pandemic.

You'll hear from scientists and experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as they explain the research that's going on to understand the virus and guide the global response to coronavirus.

Course learning outcomes


At the end of this course learners should be able to:

  • Describe the aspects of coronavirus biology that have led to the current global response
  • Explain the factors affecting transmission, and how we measure them
  • Understand the research on drugs, tests and vaccines for the disease
  • Debate the medical and social interventions which will be used in continuing disease control

 visit the open learning webpage to enrol