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Corona Virus: Basic Course


About This Course:

We provide all interested professional individuals a free and easy to access e-learning ressource for fast information spread, practical hands-on tips and sound educational knowledge. The WHO and many other institutions host a multitude of relevant studies and guidelines regarding SARS-CoV-2, but it is rather difficult to filter out useful information from the great amount of materials published.

This e-learning includes severeal chapters and you will need to dedicate between 2 - 3 days on the entire course - depending on how many of the available sources you wish to cover in-depth. We provide a multitude of additional sources and connect to further relevant e-learning offers from other providers alongside to this course. We hope to contribute our share. Stay Strong!

Learners prerequisites:

This course is designed for medical students within their clinical years of study and all healthcare professionals (MD's, nurses, residents, students) in contact with COVID-19 patients. Please be advised that this course may not be suitable for lay-persons.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Please click on register on the top right of your screen and follow the steps. You will receive an email to verify your registration information. If you do not receive your registration email, please also make sure to check in your junk-email folder, as certain mail providers may mark your registration e-mail as spam. You are ready to go on once you clicked on the e-mailed link.

How can I enroll?

After your successful registration and verification, please login on and enroll in the 'Corona Virus: Basic Course'. Now you are ready to start your course.

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

University accreditations:

This e-learning course is accredited by:

- the Ludwigs-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany ( Final-Year (PJ) students credit),

- the Faculty of Medicine Botucatu (FMB), Botucatu, Brasil (36 credit hour elective),

- the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brasil (e-lective course), and

- the CEU Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Spain (as e-lective course)

- additional institutions are currently under review.


This online ressource is financed in part through sponsoring. Our honorable sponsors are:

- D-Z Consulting UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

- Sherpagroup GmbH

- Ostkreuz Agentur der Fotografen

- Boretti Security

- Gluecksmuetze

- additional sponsors are currently under review


The necessities and treatment settings of COVID-19 patients needs may profoundly differ from region to region and all information given is not for use as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Any use of any information from this course must only be performed under supervision of qualified and licensed medical professionals. Please refer to manufacturer instructions for any devices used and refer to manufacturers product information sheets on detailed information of any drug treatments. Any COVID-19 recommendations currently fast paced, rapidly changing and complex. All authors and/or providers of this course explicitly exclude any warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information in every asspect. All authors and/or providers disclaim any responsibility for any use and/or application of the information provided in this course or on recommended readings and/or other ressources. Further information on our privacy policy and imprint is part of this disclaimer. Please also observe all other relevant information published on our homepage.