Online Training and Research

OpenWHO – World Health Organization

A resource by the WHO providing real-time training for the coronavirus outbreak including how to put on and remove PPE, how to collect data, infection prevention, methods for detection and treatment facility design. The resources are available in different languages. Link.

JAMA Network

An editorial outlining the need for an effective disease control strategy in the US potentially carried out by implementation of a National Service for Public Health into which large numbers of medical students could be recruited. Link.

Harvard University

A useful free course created by Harvard University to provide professionals with an increased understanding of mechanical ventilation in order to assist with ventilator operation during the pandemic. Link.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Online course from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where information on the disease is presented by international experts including how it emerged and public health measures and interventions going forward. Link.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

A set of webinars created by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the varying experiences of COVID-19 in different countries around the world. Link.

e-LfH – Health Education England Programme

An e-learning package created by Health Education England for final year students who are being fast tracked into their foundation training. Link.

Guidance on non-invasive ventilation of trainees with sections on case studies. Link.

Skills for Health

A course created for Skills for Health which includes information such as infection prevention, PPE, hand and respiratory hygiene, management and assessment, sampling and testing, patient transfers/managing patients and much more to support healthcare professionals in this pandemic. Link.

BMJ Learning

The BMJ have created a very useful page where they provide free access to their most relevant CPD online courses to update and refresh clinical knowledge for those supporting the NHS- this includes refreshers on intubation, BLS, fluid management, and more. Link.

AMEE – The Association for Medical Education in Europe

A set of webinars produced by the RSM chaired by leading experts with discussions on different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing, and how they are being responded to. Link.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

An AOMRC resource containing a set of prompts that aid self-assessment and action planning and allow an individual to identify areas that they may be inexperienced in as well as high risk situations. This reflective practice enables the user to identify and subsequently improve on any skills that may need polishing. Link.

Future Learn

A course produced by ‘Future Learn’ on the principles and practice of critical care that will aid those treating critically ill patients during this pandemic. Link.

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations have provided a useful variety of resources, educational tools and video courses to keep medical students in the loop with both the pandemic and their own education. Link.

Curriculum – Covid Student Response

A team at Harvard Medical School has collated accurate information about the pandemic to share with those who do not have the time or resources to research it themselves. Link.

Stop the Spread

A website founded by a group of student doctors, programmers and scientists from Cambridge University which aims to improve access to advice and guidance about the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak. Link.


A free course on Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks which outlines public health measures, and methods of infection prevention and control. Link.

School of Public Health

Course by the ‘School of Public Health’ which explores the COVID-19 pandemic. Course topics range from coronavirus testing and COVID-19 vaccine development to the pandemic’s social and economic implications. Link.

MDDUS – Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland

The MDDUS have built a page on essential training resources that they have now made available to non-members. These informative resources offer online presentations, webinars and training courses that will benefit all clinicians. Link.