Open online learning

Griffith University has partnered with FutureLearn to offer a new experience of online courses that are available to anyone and free to study.

In partnership with FutureLearn Griffith University is offering online courses that are delivered on a social and easy to use platform and open for anyone to join.

The courses we offer cover a range of remarkable subjects offered in convenient learning blocks and intakes allowing you to study when it suits you.

Become part of a global community of online learners.

  • Learn from outstanding academics who are experts in their field
  • Learn with a diversity of other learners from across the world
  • Update your skills or delve into new areas of interest
  • Learn through access to engaging real-world materials and activities

Open courses

Exploring Economics

Will the Next Generation Be Worse off?

Will the next generation be better or worse off than their parents? Look at both sides of the debate and decide for yourself.

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Maternity Care

Building Relationships Really Does Save Lives

Learn how quality relationships between mothers, midwives and other health professionals transform maternity care and save lives.

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Major Sport Events

Winning Through Diversity and Inclusion

Explore how athletes and para athletes prepare for major sport events, and how sport contributes to diversity and inclusion.

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Plagues, Pestilence and Pandemics

Are You Ready?

Explore the current and emerging threat of global health pandemics and how we can respond to them effectively.

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Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Why Heritage Matters

Get an introduction to what heritage conservation is, and why it's important to you and your local community.

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Realising Career Potential

Rethinking Disability

See how rehabilitation counsellors help people with disadvantage or disability realise their vocational potential.

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A Question of Time

How We Date Human Evolution

Discover the role that dating human fossils plays in the reconstruction of human evolution: explore examples from around the world.

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Supporting Adolescent Learners

Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Learn to support adolescent learners with their social and emotional wellbeing through a variety of approaches.

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Future-proofing the Health Workforce

Find out how to meet the challenges and opportunities that face tomorrow’s healthcare workforce.

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Music Psychology: "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Explore music psychology and find out why music can make us feel, by analysing Queen's famous song, "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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Social Change: How Can Marketing Help?

Learn how marketing can be used to improve healthcare, protect the environment and overcome social problems.

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Assessment of the Newborn

Understand the importance of the newborn physical assessment and learn how to conduct one.

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Safer Healthcare for Australia's First Peoples

Learn how to work in a culturally safe way when caring for Australia's First Peoples to deliver safer healthcare.

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Big Data Analytics

Opportunities, Challenges and the Future

We produce more data than ever before. Find out how ‘big data analytics’ can help you make use of it.

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An Introduction to Forensic and Bio-archaeology

Reading Human Skeletal Remains

Learn to use ‘human skeletal analysis’ to uncover the story behind human remains. Explore three sites from around the world.

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Open programs

Griffith University and Deakin University are collaborating to produce a series of 5 open courses on research methods.

Why Research Matters: Evidence at Work

Explore the potential of evidence to shape our world for the better and embark on your own research project.

Why Research Matters

This program is designed for flexibility and allow you to study at your own pace, just choose the dates that suit you best. Once you have completed the first course Why Research Matters, you can fit the courses on Ethics, Experience and Numbers in any order around your busy schedule. We suggest you complete Why Planning your Research Matters last in order to help you prepare to submit your assessment which will be available at various times throughout the year. Join this program now and plan when to study the courses and submit your final assessment.

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Why Research Matters

The first course in the series is Why Research Matters. Explore what research is and why it's so important to us all. Find out how to make evidence-based decisions.

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Why Experience Matters

Qualitative Research

Explore the methods and tools qualitative researchers use to understand human behaviour and solve social problems.

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Why Numbers Matter

Quantitative Research

Learn how to use quantitative research to make difficult decisions and solve real-world problems.

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Why Ethics Matter

Ethical Research

Explore the role ethics plays in research and why it's so important.

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Why Planning Your Research Matters

Learn how to plan your research effectively and define your research question.

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Why Research Matters

Final Assessment Course

Revise, practise and then assess the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout the 5 courses that make up this Program.

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Watch this video to learn about how Griffith University is partnering with FutureLearn and what this means for learners.