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Coursera launches free course on COVID-19 in Spanish

One of the aspects in which more attention is being paid, to try to stop the spread of coronavirus outbreaks, is in the search for those contacts that have been exposed to infected people to carry out the corresponding tests, and where appropriate , quarantine them for a specified period of time until they pose a threat to public health.

In this sense, and given that currently infections are increasing, especially in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, Coursera already has the COVID-19 contact tracing course from Johns Hopkins University in Spanish and Portuguese.

These are versions translated into these languages ​​of the free COVID-19 Contact Tracing course that the online learning platform launched last May with the aim of training so-called contact trackers, a professional profile that is booming in these times. pandemic, whose work will make it possible to limit the spread of outbreaks without having to once again paralyze the whole of society.

The introductory-level, five-hour course teaches the fundamentals of contact tracing, including virus fundamentals, interview strategies and simulations, communication skills, and ethical considerations, as described by the platform, adding that newer Translated versions also have subtitles, proofs and descriptions in Spanish or Portuguese.

This course, in any of its different versions, is still available for free registration by anyone interested, starting today.

In this sense, the platform points out that the course has already counted some 500,000 registrations, of which 200,000 people have completed them so far.

Those interested can learn more about the course through its official website in its different versions.