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Next Wave of Free Online Course Offerings Available


As part of its growing online educational program, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching eight new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in collaboration with Coursera. This announcement marks the one-year anniversary of Johns Hopkins University’s partnership with Coursera. The Bloomberg School’s new offerings on Coursera include the following:

  • Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Design & Interpretation of Clinical Trials
  • Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach
  • Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp II
  • Saving Lives, Millions at a Time: Global Disease Control Policies & Programs
  • Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data
  • Statistical Reasoning for Public Health: Estimation, Inference, & Interpretation
  • Training & Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Enrollment in the new courses is now open to everyone and lessons will commence at various dates throughout the year.

MOOCs on Coursera are the latest development in the Bloomberg School’s 16-year history of online public health education. During the first year of collaboration with Coursera, more than 372,000 students have enrolled in the Bloomberg School’s eight initial MOOCs, which will continue to be offered alongside the new courses. To date, a total of 26,215 statements of accomplishment have been awarded to students who successfully completed the offerings, which include video lectures, quizzes, peer-assessed assignments, and online discussion forums.

According to Coursera, more than 4 million students worldwide have enrolled to use the company’s service.

In addition to MOOCs, the Bloomberg School of Public Health offers 113 for-credit online courses and publishes teaching materials from 112 courses through the Bloomberg School’s OpenCourseWare , making it the world’s largest provider of online public health education. The School’s innovative online/part-time MPH program, launched in 1999, is the first and most comprehensive online program in the world.

“Disseminating knowledge is an important part of our School’s mission and we are delighted to embrace MOOCs as part of our online program.  We have been thrilled with the response to our Coursera offerings and remain committed to bringing public health education from our renowned faculty to the world,” said Stephen Gange, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

As a leading international authority on public health, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. Founded in 1916 as part of the Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the world’s oldest and largest independent school of public health.

The MOOCs offered by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera are accessible here:

The Bloomberg School’s online course content is accessible here:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health media contact: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or