MOOC of the morning from wow-factor Wicking

The Wicking Centre at Uni Tas announces its MOOC, “Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury” starts next week

The five-week course is “easily accessible and available to everyone with an interest in TBI, neuroscience or brain health,” – and free!

CMM is a big fan of the Wicking Centre, for its MOOCs on dementia and one on MS (with the Menzies Institute of Health Research at U Tas).

They are excellent examples of  what MOOCS are made for – communicating complex issues to mass audiences with personal needs to know. Why there are not a mass of publicly funded MOOCs on all sorts health issues eludes CMM. They would be way cheaper than government advertising campaigns in old media and real help for people struggling with bureaucracies at the interface of the medical and welfare systems.