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June 8, 2020

University of Glasgow launches new online courses in response to Covid-19

University of GlasgowIn light of the Coronavirus pandemic the University of Glasgow has launched a selection of new online courses designed to provide students with skills.

These seven new online courses – known as microcredential courses – include five courses offering healthcare-related skills and two courses that are being taught out of the Adam Smith Business School for those interested in business management. All seven courses are being delivered in partnership with the social online learning platform FutureLearn and have been created with support from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

The courses are:

Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
Introduction to Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment
Introduction to Management & Leadership in Health Services
Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Veterinary Practitioners & the Food Supply Chain
Change Management
Practical Project Management

The Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes at the SFC, Dr Donna MacKinnon, says, “It great to see that the University of Glasgow has been able to develop resources that respond so well to current needs. I’m delighted that our funding has been used in such an innovative way and that it has been able to demonstrate the responsiveness of Scotland’s higher education sector.”

Meanwhile, Vice-Principal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Glasgow, Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith, explains, “The SFC funding has allowed us to develop new approaches to learning that are aimed at supporting employers and employees in the workplace and that focus on skills development. The timing of these developments means we very much hope that this provision will help the collective response to Covid-19.”

Chief Content and Partnerships Officer at FutureLearn, Justin Cooke, adds, “The current work landscape is undergoing unprecedented change, with thousands of roles being augmented and millions currently unable to work. As a result, more people are in need of relevant, flexible and accessible resources to help them upskill or reskill so that they can not only weather this change but continue to thrive beyond it. Microcredentials offer just that, and FutureLearn is delighted to partner with the University of Glasgow to deliver a new set of accredited and career-focussed microcredentials that we hope professionals in healthcare and business management will find incredibly valuable.”

Find out more about the new online microcredential courses.

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Content added on 8th June 2020. 

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