MOOC: Medical Entomology
Date: March 18 - April 28, 2019
About: Institut Pasteur launches a new session of the MOOC Medical Entomology, a free online course on insect and tick vectors and transmission of pathogens. This MOOC will start on March 18 , 2019, and run for six weeks. The MOOC "Medical Entomology" will teach the role of vectors in the functioning of ecosystems and how to interrupt the vector transmission chain. It is organized from an entomological perspective, with each session devoted to a particular taxonomic group of insects and ticks. The MOOC is dedicated to students in biological or medical sciences, public health advisors (human and animal health), stakeholders in vector control, researchers and NGO members. It will be delivered by a team of experts from the Institut Pasteur, IRD and other well-known scientific institutions. It is organized in 6 weeks of 3-6 sequences. Each sequence is composed of a 10 minutes video and a multiple choice test to help students check their understanding. A certificate attesting successful completion of the course will be delivered. The videos are in English subtitled in French and English.