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Organ Donation: From Death to Life

University of Cape Town via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Health Care
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Considering someone for organ and tissue donation at the end of life is complicated. The boundary between life and death is more complex than ever before and it falls to medical professionals to help clarify a situation at an often confusing and emotionally stressful time.

In this course you will learn about the science behind death determination and when it is possible for deceased organ donation take place. The lectures will cover medical standards at the end of life - from brain death testing, to requesting informed consent from a grieving family. By improving knowledge of good ethical practices, cultural and religious considerations and the logistics of the organ donation process this course will empower the interactions and discussions of medical professionals and the general public at an often confusing time.

This course will help you to ensure that the option of organ donation is compassionately explored in all appropriate situations at the end of life in the best way possible.

Watch the course trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-kVtmZGRs

The course is certified for continuing professional development (CPD) points in South Africa. Send your completion certificate to organdonation@uct.ac.za together with your HPCSA number for 25 general and 5 ethics points.

For another interesting course on organ donation and transplantation, see Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation from Leiden University https://www.coursera.org/learn/clinical-kidney-transplantation

Taught by

David Thomson

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5.0 a year ago
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This is an excellent MOOC covering a very important topic which should be of great interest to all people. I would love for this course to be included in the curriculum of every high school student. I would love to see a version of this included in the curriculum of students in elementary and middle school in countries where there may be educational disparities.
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5.0 a year ago
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This MOOC was very informative. I have always had an interest in organ donation and transplantation. And while searching for data and educational tools, I came across this MOOC and was immediately impressed with the topics discussed and the depth of knowledge gained. Would recommend anyone to take this course whether medical or not. It was life changing.
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5.0 9 months ago
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This course is great! As a medical professional I found it to be very educational and interesting. The use of different styles of teaching--verbal, written, demonstrations-- make the course easy learning. I feel nonmedical people would also understand and learn while enoying the course.
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