Flinders University are set to press go on the Dying2Learn MOOC for the third time.

Participation in the MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is free.

This year’s MOOC will begin just after National Palliative Care Week, starting on the 28th May and running until the 9th July 2018.

The first course in 2016 attracted 1,156 people, with 1,960 people participating in 2017.

In a recent article on the Dying2Learn MOOC CareSearch Director and Flinders University researcher at the college of Nursing and Public Health, Professor Jennifer Tieman, says Dying2Learn offers “fantastic series of conversations”, adding that with Australia’s ageing population and corresponding increase in chronic diseases, the demand for such initiatives like this course, could keep rising.

“People reflected on why we use euphemisms, how we create images of death and dying in art, literature and film, whether death is being medicalised, and how social media and technology is changing our view,” Professor Tieman says.

To register your interest sign-up here and you will be contacted when enrolments open.

Click here to contact Flinders University with any questions about the course.

Pic: Professor Jennifer Tieman (standing, second from L) pictured here with her co-presenters at the launch of the Dying2Learn course in 2017 with (from L) Professor Deb Parker (who is also the PCNSW President-Elect), Dr Christine Sanderson and Deb Rawlings.