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Starts : 2016-12-02
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edX Free English EdX Medicine Social Sciences UQx

This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability.

You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used. There will also be a special focus on the legal and ethical complexities in health practice with patients who often require substituted consent.

This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. It can also be used as workforce education for professionals who are interested in mental health.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX Social Sciences UQx

Being a leader in development means working in complex and challenging contexts. Projects rarely run as planned, and managers need to be flexible and adaptive in their approach.

This course will teach you the skills to tackle complex problems in developing - and developed - countries. You will learn how problems in development contexts are always complex - no matter how simple they may appear at first. You will learn strategies for how to dig deeper into the problem and come up with solutions that address the real issues. You will learn techniques and practical tools for understanding local context, and ways to lead effectively.

This course will also expose you to the disconnect between policy and practice.

Uncertainty is a way of life in development, and leaders need the skills to adapt and excel in this space. Join us to learn effective strategies for being an adaptive leader in development.

This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend that you complete the following courses prior to commencing or in parallel with these courses: Leaders in Global Development and The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development.

Starts : 2017-01-04
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

We want to challenge you to reflect on your own perspective when thinking about these issues, how you see the world and how we all engage with difference and sameness on a daily basis.

We will interview notable anthropologists and follow some around the world and into their field to explore the issues, the people they work with and their place in the world.

Starts : 2017-08-18
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics Social Sciences UQx

There are many approaches and perspectives about what is most important within the development sector. Some practitioners argue that basic water and sanitation is essential to good development, others push for women’s economic empowerment. Others still believe that good governance and institutions are the driving factor to sustainable development.

In this development studies course, you will engage with contemporary debates and gain new perspectives on what it means to be a leader in development. By gaining a good understanding of the different challenges facing development workers across the globe, you will be able to lead more effectively across sectors and organizations.

The course focuses each module around key readings that argue a particular perspective or idea. Interviews with the author, alongside other academics and practitioners, complement these readings and encourage new ways of thinking about the challenges facing workers in this space. Learners are encouraged to reflect on their own ideas and practice, and share their perspectives with other learners and the course team.

This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend you have completed the following courses prior to commencing or in parallel with these courses:

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free English Education & Teacher Training EdX Microsoft In Education UQx

This education course has been developed for educators and education leaders. It explores deep learning by bringing together the most up-to-date research from cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives.

Deep learning encourages students to become creative, connected, and collaborative problem solvers; to gain knowledge and skills for lifelong learning; and to use a range of contemporary digital technologies to enhance their learning.

To facilitate deep learning, teachers will learn how to employ a diverse range of powerful teaching strategies and authentic learning activities to assist students to become independent thinkers, innovative creators, and effective communicators. Throughout each module, suggested learning experiences are provided for school or system leaders who seek to engage with deep learning practices across their organisation. In this way, the course is differentiated to cater to both individual learners and to groups.

This course has been funded by Microsoft and is part of the Microsoft K-12 Education Leadership initiative developed to provide resources to K-12 school leaders around the world as they address the unique needs of their schools in a changing educational and technology landscape.

Starts : 2017-02-27
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities Language Literature UQx

With the rise of social media and the Internet, many people are writing more today for different mediums than ever before. We’ll present materials that cover grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. We’ll introduce you to some marvelous resources that we have annotated for your guidance. We’ll show you video clips of interviews conducted with distinguished grammarians, challenge you with quizzes and writing activities that will give you strategies to help you to build skills that will enhance the quality of your writing, and invite you to participate in discussions and assess the work of your peers.

Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Environmental Studies UQx

Want to be a key player in transitioning your organisation to the low carbon economy? This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and essential skills to manage the risks and opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy. Adopting the role of a key employee in a fictitious company, you will learn about different policy responses to climate change, how to measure your organisation’s carbon footprint, how to compare projects based on emissions reduction and cost, and how to participate in an emissions trading scheme.

This interactive course incorporates videos, expert insights, real-world case studies, skills-based practical exercises and scenario-based problem solving to teach you the essential policy and mathematical concepts that organisations are looking for in order to manage their emissions, select financially viable projects, and meet their potential compliance obligations into the future.

Starts : 2017-07-04
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

The experience of war has changed fundamentally – not only for those fighting and reporting, but also for those on the home front. High-tech nations wage wars from a distance using satellite-guided weaponry while non-state military actors, terrorist organizations, and citizen journalists have increasingly added new voices and visual perspectives to the conversation about conflict.

The ubiquity of smartphones, internet access, and social media transports the experience and complexity of war directly into our lives. Cyberspace offers greater freedoms and access to information at the same time as we discover a dramatic global rise of cyber espionage, internet censorship, and surveillance.

In this course, we map this emerging new terrain where violent conflict, information technology, and global media intersect and where the old distinctions between battlefront and home front, between soldier and civilian, between war and entertainment, and between public and private are being redrawn. 

Considering these changes, this course engages with questions surrounding:

  • The relationship between media, information technology, and war
  • How violent conflict is presented in the media and the responsibilities of journalists during wartime
  • The effect of instantaneous, worldwide reporting on battle and the politics of conflict
  • How we can understand and critically engage with media and information technology

In order to engage with these questions, this course is taught through a number of conventional and unconventional forms of learning methods and activities. These include lecture videos, questionnaires, and discussion fora. But it also includes practical, experiential elements taught through crowdsourcing, individual research, critical viewing, media and image analysis, and surveys. Combined, these activities allow you to gain fresh and timely insights into what happens beneath the surface of the screen in front of you. They enable you to gain a deeper understanding of how the politics of today's wars play out on and behind the digital screens in our hypermediatized age.

Starts : 2016-09-15
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edX Free Physical Sciences English EdX Electronics Engineering Physics Science UQx

A flow is called hypersonic if the Mach number is greater than 5. This means that the flow speed is more than five times the speed of sound. In air at room temperature, the speed of sound is around 340 m/s, so a Mach 5 flow would have a flow speed of 1.7 km/s or just over 6,000 km/h. When a rocket launches a satellite into earth orbit, when a probe enters the atmosphere of another planet or when an aircraft is propelled by a supersonic combustion ramjet engine (a scramjet), hypersonic flows are encountered. Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets introduces the basic concepts associated with flight at speeds greater than Mach 5 and takes students to the stage where they can analyse the performance of a scramjet engine that might be used in a future access-to-space system.

Starts : 2017-07-24
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edX Free English Communication EdX Humanities UQx

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing centre and one of the world’s leading centres of learning. All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language.

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

In the new release of this IELTS preparation course, you will find a number of enhancements to an already-successful formula. The course appears with new videos and improvements to the explanation of answers as well as a number of new and engaging practice activities. Significantly, we have responded to requests from existing users to offer more comprehensive feedback on your writing using several new features.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

Students who select Verified enrolment in this course will have access to additional materials provided by the IELTSx course team.

Starts : 2016-10-25
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edX Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Health & Safety Medicine UQx

Imaging technologies form a significant component of the health budgets of all developed economies, and most people need advanced imaging such as MRIs, X-Rays and CT Scans (or CAT Scans) during their life. Many of us are aware of the misinformation sometimes offered in TV dramas, which either exaggerates the benefits or overemphasizes the risks.

This medical imaging course provides an introduction to biomedical imaging and modern imaging modalities. The course also covers the basic scientific principals behind each modality, and introduces some of the key applications, from neurological diseases to cancers. This course includes modules specially designed for the general public, whilst also providing some advanced modules which could contribute to professional development in health, engineering and IT industries.

Starts : 2017-03-28
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edX Free English EdX Social Sciences UQx

Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older?

Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. The focus of the course will be on common psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, and the symptoms of each. We will also discuss the underlying role of stress and how it affects people mentally and physically. We will also consider more general issues and theories around personality and intelligence.

You should take this course if you want to better understand psychological disorders and how we can treat them.

 

Starts : 2017-04-19
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edX Free English EdX Social Sciences UQx

Have you ever wondered what babies are capable of from the moment they’re born?

Developmental psychology is the study of an individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development through his or her lifespan. The focus of this course will be from infancy to later life.

This psychology course will examine how babies and young children develop the ability to function in our world, including their attachment to their caregivers, and their ability to communicate and think about the world. We will also cover specific changes during adolescence and later life.

You should take this course if you are curious to understand what we know about infants’ abilities, how we know it, and about the important milestones that we all pass through as we develop.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English EdX Social Sciences UQx

Do we really only use 10% of our brain? How can we answer questions like this? We shouldn’t just rely on our intuition, because unfortunately that can sometimes give us the incorrect answer.

In this psychology course, learn how psychological research is conducted, how to analyze the findings and results and effectively write a research report.

An understanding of psychological research methods allows us to test questions systematically and report the findings of our research so that others can critically evaluate the validity of our conclusions.

Starts : 2017-03-14
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edX Free English EdX Social Sciences UQx

We often have firmly held beliefs about why people think and behave the way they do. Sometimes our intuitions are correct, but often they are not.

Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves and other people and what motivates their behaviour in social settings.

This course explores a range of topics in social psychology, from how we think about ourselves, how we think about others, and how we interact and communicate with others. We will also discuss the ways that we can influence others and be influenced by others. Finally, we look at some problematic aspects of human behaviour, such as prejudice and aggression.

You should take this course if you are curious about why we behave the way we do.

Starts : 2017-06-27
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role?

This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

You will learn practical skills needed to build a shared vision, and lead across boundaries. You will learn to recognise your own leadership style, and the leadership styles of others. You will learn the different types of power, and tools for gaining legitimacy in your development work.

Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in development and work effectively across geographical, cultural, organizational and disciplinary boundaries.

You will also develop a personalized leadership plan throughout the course, which will help you continue your leadership journey after you complete the MOOC.

This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you complete this course prior to completing the other courses in the MicroMasters Program. We also recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area.

Starts : 2017-11-06
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Environmental Studies Social Sciences UQx

The Capstone is the last step to complete the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Credential and is designed to test the knowledge gained in the four courses.

It will consist of a written assessment, an oral defense of your essay via Skype, and a timed and proctored online exam. To enrol in the Capstone, learners must complete a Verified Certificate in these four courses:

  • LGDM1x Leaders in Global Development
  • LGDM2x The Science & Practice of Sustainable Development
  • LGDM3x Adaptive Leadership in Development
  • LGDM4x Critical Development Perspectives

This assessment is one of the eligibility criteria for admission to the on-campus Master of Leadership in Global Development program at the University of Queensland.

On successful completion of the 4 courses and the Capstone you will be awarded the MicroMasters credential.

Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free English Communication EdX Energy & Earth Sciences Environmental Studies UQx

In public discussions, climate change is a highly controversial topic. However, in the scientific community, there is little controversy with 97% of climate scientists concluding humans are causing global warming.

  • Why the gap between the public and scientists?
  • What are the psychological and social drivers of the rejection of the scientific consensus?
  • How has climate denial influenced public perceptions and attitudes towards climate change?

This course examines the science of climate science denial.

We will look at the most common climate myths from “global warming stopped in 1998” to “global warming is caused by the sun” to “climate impacts are nothing to worry about.”

We’ll find out what lessons are to be learnt from past climate change as well as better understand how climate models predict future climate impacts. You’ll learn both the science of climate change and the techniques used to distort the science.

With every myth we debunk, you’ll learn the critical thinking needed to identify the fallacies associated with the myth. Finally, armed with all this knowledge, you’ll learn the psychology of misinformation. This will equip you to effectively respond to climate misinformation and debunk myths.

This isn’t just a climate MOOC; it’s a MOOC about how people think about climate change.

Starts : 2017-01-23
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics UQx

What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter?

This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question. Learn how we can use philosophical ideas to think about ourselves and the world around us.

Starts : 2017-01-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Math Physics Science UQx

Have you ever wondered how you can apply math and science skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you've learned in the classroom? This science course will advance your knowledge as we unpack some important scientific thinking skills using real-world examples. By completing this course, you will be better prepared to continue studying math and science at the high school level and beyond.

In this course, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Brisbane Grammar School, we will cover key scientific concepts related to:

  • Measurement
  • Estimation
  • The validity of evidence
  • The difference between logic and opinion
  • Misconceptions
  • Modeling
  • Prediction
  • Extrapolation

Each concept will be explored through real world examples and problems that will help you visualize how math and science work in your life.

This course is ideal for high school students looking to challenge themselves and further develop an interest in math and science. It is also applicable to high school science teachers looking for additional materials for teaching.