Online courses

For those wanting a general overview of Covid-19, there are a multitude of resources available, ranging from clinically-orientated elearning created by professional groups to formal online modules from established higher education organisations. Everything we’ve linked to below is free to use and will be updated as new resources emerge.


BMJ Best Practice

Broad but slightly simplistic clinical overview of Covid-19, including links to national and international guidelines.

e-Learning for Healthcare

Excellent series of video modules and resources aimed at staff across primary and secondary care.


Fully referenced clinical summary and subsections with links to relevant guidelines. The Covid-19 page is free to access.

Public health:

World Health Organisation

3 hours of online modules in multiple languages on the principles of public health in relation to Covid-19.

Future Learn

Free online course developed in conjunction with LSHTM on the basics of the public health response to Covid-19.


Provided by Imperial College London, this free online course focuses on epidemiological modelling the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine development.

Have you come across any other resources that provide a general introduction to Covid-19? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

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