UMB, UMUC Offering Free Massive Online Course on Lessons of Ebola

April 28, 2017    |  

The University of Maryland Graduate School along with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) have teamed up to develop a Massive Open Online Course (known as a MOOC) through a new University System of Maryland (USM) partnership with edX, an online education platform. Participants can now register for Global Health - The Lessons of Ebola, a six-week course that will be starting on May 15, 2017.

Global Health, Lessons of Ebola is designed to help health care professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in health care and improving the quality of care to global communities. This program combines UMB’s expertise in intensive graduate clinical research and practical implementation, with UMUC’s vast experience in online education and health management acumen. More than 900 people participated in the fall of 2016 course from more than 100 countries. This introductory course explores how multidisciplinary teams can work more effectively together to address global health needs.

Instructors include Donald A. Donahue, DHEd, MBA, FACHE, collegiate professor and program chair, health care administration at the Graduate School University of Maryland University College; Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, visiting professor, the University of Maryland School of Social Work and director of the Center for Global Education Initiatives, University of Maryland, Baltimore; and Katherine Marconi, PhD, MS, adjunct professor, the Graduate School University of Maryland University College.

The course will cover topics such as:

  • Why local health issues affect us globally;
  • What influences a society’s health;
  • How multidisciplinary teams address global health;
  • Which organizations contribute to global health; and
  • What SARs, Ebola, and Zika have taught us.

For more information and to register, go to

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