Managing COVID-19 in General Practice: FutureLearn Online Course

St Georges, University of London

Course Developer: St George’s, University of London.

Course Type: Online Free Certificate Course.

Timeline: 3 weeks.

Aim: To equip all medical and healthcare professionals with practical advice and support around how to respond to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic as front-line workers.

The COVID-19 Challenge to Healthcare Workers

The effects of COVID-19 on healthcare systems around the world is unprecedented. As a healthcare professional, it’s essential to be knowledgeable on how to respond to this, safely and effectively.

This course which is facilitated by experts at St George’s University of London, will help you explore the epidemiology, clinical symptoms and signs, and current management of COVID-19, using the evolving situation in the UK as a case study.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to complete a safe assessment of suspected COVID-19 cases and discover the best protocol to protect yourself and others.

Course Syllabus

  • Background of COVID-19
  • Current situation in the UK
  • When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary healthcare
  • Safe assessment of COVID19 cases
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Management of acutely unwell patients
  • Consultation tips and advices on keeping your practice running safely.

Specific Objectives

  • By the end of the course, participants will be able to:-
  • Improve your understanding of the coronavirus disease 2019 specifically to the situation in the UK
  • Describe the correct management plans for patients on home isolation
  • Identify procedures for prevention and control in primary care
  • Apply the necessary measures to keep your general practice running and routine care

Eligibility & Requirements

This course is designed for front-line clinicians, healthcare workers and professionals who are dealing with the large volume of patients in the current COVID-19 pandemic within the UK primary care.

Although this course will be based around guidance by UK public health bodies, this course is also relevant to healthcare practitioners worldwide.


To be certified in this course, you will experience the following:-

  • Unlimited access to course materials, such as articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • N/B: Joining and learning the course is free. But to get a print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible, you will need to upgrade the course and pay $39.

About St George’s, University of London

St George’s, University of London, is a medical school located in Tooting in South London and is a constituent college of the University of London. St George’s has its origins in 1733, and was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors. Today, St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

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About Charles Ugwu

Charles E. Ugwu, is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and an opportunity enthusiast for all Medical and Health Professionals.

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