MOOC - Massive Open Online Course



Massive, open, online courses (known as MOOCs) are short courses that are delivered online for free. They don't have any entry requirements and are open to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection. We want to give people access to Nottingham's academics and learning resources with course materials drawn from real modules and ebooks.

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MOOCs at Nottingham

Our courses cover a range of topics and are delivered by academics across the University, sometimes in collaboration with experts from external organisations.

Our current MOOC courses are listed below.

You can also visit the Future Learn website for information on other courses that are available.  

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What is FutureLearn?

Our courses are delivered by FutureLearn, the first UK-led, multi-institutional Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. 

The FutureLearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering a diverse range of high quality courses through a single website.




Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

Learn what antibiotics are, how they work, and how bacteria become resistant to their effects. 

Some topics you will consider are:

  • Usage of antimicrobials in the animal food chain
  • Increasing frequency of antimicrobial resistance genes in the food chain
  • The epidemiological links between use in animals and public health
  • The environmental impact of antibiotic use in livestock
  • Good practice in the industry, use of alternative approaches and how this can stop the spread of antimicrobial resistance

The course is particularly relevant for anyone with an interest in antibiotics, food and farming and how antimicrobial resitance will affect our lives in the future.

Start date: 7 August 2017

Duration: 3 weeks

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