Last year, CareSearch ran a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on death, dying and palliative care. Dying2Learn aimed to build community awareness of palliative care and engage individuals in a discussion on end of life issues. It was so popular and received such a positive response that they are running the MOOC again this year.

The course will challenge you to think about death and dying in the 21st century and discover if how we think about death is changing. It even covers what happens in the digital world when we die. The course runs over five weeks during April and May and enrolments open on March 27.

Dying2Learn will be run via OpenLearning , a social online learning platform that delivers over 1500 MOOCs worldwide. This year the learning modules will cover:

  • How does today’s society engage with death and dying? How do we use language to describe it?
  • What does death ‘look’ like? How is death portrayed in the media?
  • If death is a problem, is medicine the answer? A look at what we die of, the role of medicine, and prolonging life versus prolonging death.
  • Digital dying: Death during the internet age.

More information can be found here at the CareSearch Dying2Learn page.

To register your interest in joining the course, sign up here and receive an email when enrolments are open.