• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
The Global Health Security, Solidarity and Sustainability through the International Health Regulations offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Geneva is highly transdisciplinary and involves prominent experts from more than 15 leading institutions worldwide, including academia, international organizations, and local governments.


Along with traditional e-learning resources, it gives access to a highly innovative teaching tool - virtual Simulator IHR 3.0 - a serious game where you can practice managing health crises from different perspectives. No matter which country you come from, this MOOC is free and open for anyone interested in learning more about such a powerful legal mechanism as the IHR.

Every week, you will get access to a new Module which includes a series of video lectures, accompanied by a list of recommended readings to deepen your knowledge on the proposed topic. Every module will have a number of practice exercises, such as in-video questions and practice quizzes based on the video lectures and readings, and a graded quiz to sum up everything that you've learned. 

At the end of the Global Health Security, Solidarity and Sustainability through the International Health Regulations offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Geneva, you will be asked to take a graded final quiz that you will need to complete (as well as each Module's graded quizzes) in order to pass the course and earn a Certificate if you chose this option at enrolment.

What you'll learn

  • history and goals of the IHR,
  • rights and obligations of the States Parties and the WHO within the IHR;
  • IHR achievements, strengths, weaknesses and challenges after more than 10 years of its implementation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 16 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and course outline
  • Historic perspectives. IHR Articles & Procedures
  • Intersectorality of the IHR - Health threats covered by the IHR
  • Intersectorality of the IHR - Mobility, trade and national security

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

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