Online classes became the need of the hour during the COVID-19 lockdown, and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) sites that host online courses also took off, with people all over the world taking advantage of the lockdown to improve their skills, often for free thanks to various offers on such sites during the pandemic.
The COVID epidemic that ravaged the country prompted medical professionals and healthcare executives to enroll in courses to learn about the virus and how to address patients who were infected.
Aside from degree programs offered by colleges and universities, interested individuals can participate in short-term, online certificate programs in virology through websites such as SWAYAM, Coursera, and Udemy, among others.
SWAYAM is used in virology.
Sri Dharmasthala Maanjunatheshwar (SDM) College's twelve-week course will assist students comprehend the nature, host, and reproduction of several groups of viruses, as well as the transmission and management of viral infections.
The course will cover themes such as the genesis and evolution of viruses, the visualization and enumeration of viral particles, physical and biological methods of virus detection, and so on. Dr. Katenahalli Rudrappa Maruthi will lead the online course. The application period will conclude on February 28.
Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), India's national MOOC platform, provides over 2,150 courses offered by around 1,300 teachers from over 135 Indian colleges.
Contract Tracing Coursera Covid-19
COVID-19 Contact Tracing, a Coursera course, teaches students how to use a cohesive and evidence-based strategy to save the lives of COVID patients.
The seminar will address subjects such as the clinical presentation of COVID-19, evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 spreads from person to person, and why contact tracing is such a successful public health tool. Emily Gurley taught the online course.
Coursera: How Viruses Work
The eleven-week Coursera course Virology I: How Viruses Work stresses the basic responses that all viruses must perform in order to successfully reproduce within a host cell and survive and propagate among a host population.
The course will cover subjects such as structural virology tools, how viruses govern cell translation, and so on. Vincent Racaniello taught the online course.