Save for later

Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health

This MOOC is the first of its kind, since it addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Throughout the course you will cover a range of questions including what are drugs and why they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? You will also learn about the intricacies of the international drug control framework and the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies around the world. Finally, you will examine ways of furthering drug policy reform. The topics will be presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people who use drugs presenting their views. By the end of the course you will have: - a strong understanding of the major health issues related to drug use and drug policy; - a clear vision of why drug policy is debated today; - and, if you so wish, you will be equipped to engage in the drug policy reform movement at your local or regional level.

Get Details and Enroll Now

OpenCourser is an affiliate partner of Coursera.

Set Reminder Save for later

Get a Reminder

Not ready to enroll yet? We'll send you an email reminder for this course

Send to:

Coursera

&

University of Geneva

Rating 4.8 based on 16 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks (about 3 to 4 hours of work per week)
Starts Aug 26 (in 4 days)
Cost $49
From University of Geneva via Coursera
Instructors Michel Kazatchkine, Barbara Broers, Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe, Aymeric Reyre
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health

Get a Reminder

Get an email reminder about this course

Send to:

What people are saying

According to other learners, here's what you need to know

enforcement regarding drugs in one review

The class puts global drug use into perspective and you will be surprised and angry about how much you have been deceived by elected officials and law enforcement regarding drugs and their impact on society.

fue muy satisfactorio in one review

Realizar este curso fue muy satisfactorio, no solo desde la óptica profesional, ya que me otorgó competencias que no tenía antes de realizar el curso, sino que también a nivel personal, abriéndome la mente a formas de vida que antes desconocía.

leading university as in one review

A syllabus politically correct, yet politically challenging, offering a complete and clear vision of the today debates on drug policy worldwide, offering a strong understanding of the major health issues related to drug use and drug policy, offered for free online one of Europe's leading university as Université de Genève (UNIGE), founded in 1559. very well balanced It helps me a lot This curse has been very well organized, the moderators are well conversant with their work.

little bit trouble in one review

Thanks so much for a very good course,more informative by myself..work hard for itbecause got a little bit trouble with my language competency.But it's good to take a class.

realizar este curso in one review

abriéndome la mente in one review

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Policy Processor $51k

Policy Integrator $56k

Policy Aide $58k

Drug Analyst $60k

Policy Analyst 6 $63k

Policy Team $63k

Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Planning $65k

IT Policy Analyst $67k

Policy Committee $67k

Research and Policy $72k

Senior Facilites Mechanic Drug Substance/Drug Product $119k

Policy Manager $165k

Write a review

Your opinion matters. Tell us what you think.

Coursera

&

University of Geneva

Rating 4.8 based on 16 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks (about 3 to 4 hours of work per week)
Starts Aug 26 (in 4 days)
Cost $49
From University of Geneva via Coursera
Instructors Michel Kazatchkine, Barbara Broers, Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe, Aymeric Reyre
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health

Similar Courses

Sorted by relevance

Like this course?

Here's what to do next:

  • Save this course for later
  • Get more details from the course provider
  • Enroll in this course
Enroll Now